Naviscan said its PET scanners performing positron emission mammography (PEM) will provide organ-specific molecular imaging and guide radiological and surgical procedures.

PET e.V Germany radiologist, nuclear medicine physician and chairman Frank Muller said the high resolution imaging of PEM at 1.6 mm enables them to detect breast cancer, and has even shown them unexpected areas of breast cancer multifocality in both breasts as well as axillary lymph node metastasis which were otherwise undetectable on the mammogram.

"The possibility of biopsy immediately after the initial PEM examination is revolutionary and will provide answers to all referring physician questions," Muller said.

"This information is critical in determining whether a lesion is malignant and influences the course of treatment by providing an ability to distinguish between benign and malignant lesions."