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Breast Specific Gamma Imaging comes to Park Plaza 
Friday, 03 June 2005 

HOUSTON - Park Plaza Hospital recently announced the addition of the Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera offering the diagnostic capability for Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), effective, June 3, 2005.   This technique can be an effective tool in the early detection of breast cancer and in the recognition of malignant tumors.  

BSGI is a nuclear medicine procedure that uses a high-resolution camera procedure to take pictures of the metabolic activity of breast lesions.  It relies on the advanced imaging of specific detectors and better positioning to optimize the results of functional breast imaging.

BSGI can prove to be a “next step” when post-mammogram evaluation is indicated.   The Dilon 6800 Camera can detect small lesions and early stage cancers, see lesions independent of tissue density, and is capable of providing the same views obtained with mammography.  The camera’s small size and portability allows for use in breast centers and typically produces same-day evaluation, earlier results, and more accurate detection of breast cancer.

BSGI may be the perfect complement to the current imaging diagnostic services offered at Park Plaza Hospital and Medical Center such as X-Ray, Mammography, CAD, Ultrasound, etc.  Beginning in June 2005, BSGI will be available in the Park Plaza Outpatient Imaging Center at 1200 Binz in the Plaza Medical Center Professional Building.    For more information, please call (713) 285-1870.

Park Plaza Hospital, part of Tenet Texas, is a 468-bed acute care facility located at 1313 Hermann Drive in Houston, Texas.  The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Houston area for 30 years.  Park Plaza hospital provides a broad spectrum of medical and surgical services, including treatment of diabetes, cancer and other diseases, as well as orthopedics, cardiology and maternity care.  The hospital’s skilled nursing services, rehabilitation programs, outpatient services and outreach programs promote a continuum of care for patients and their families.  Park Plaza Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Park Plaza Hospital, visit www.parkplazahospital.com.
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