Hyderabad: Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute (BIACH&RI) has launched 3D Digital Mammography (Tomosynthesis) machine (FUJIFILM Amulet Innovality Japan), the “state-of-the-art” first comprehensive mammography machine in India, a new highly advanced breast cancer diagnostic machine that can detect breast cancers as small 1mm size. It is the most sensitive and specific breast imaging technology with 50 microns image resolution, least radiation and extremely comfortable breast compression device. In 3D Mammography, multiple images of the breast are obtained at 1 mm intervals unlike the conventional mammogram where entire breast is viewed in a single image. This enables better detection and characterization of smaller cancers, micro- calcifications and premalignant lesions (DCIS), which may be overlooked in a conventional mammogram. In spite of multiple sections, the time taken for the procedure remains essentially the
same (4 seconds).
The new diagnostic facility was inaugurated by Dr Tulasi Devi Polavarapu, Member, Board of Trustees, BIACH&RI in the presence of Nandamuri Balakrishna, Chairman, BIACH&RI, Dr Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, Member, Board of Trustees, BIACH&RI and others.