July 27, 2012
Faxitron announced today, at the 6th Annual Inter-American Breast Cancer Conference in Cancun, Mexico, its commitment to make $500,000 of equipment and financial assistance available toward improving the standard of patient care in breast cancer diagnosis across Latin America. Initiation of support will begin immediately with the expectation of full deployment across at least six countries before the end of 2013.
Specifically, dedicated digital specimen radiography systems and resources will be placed in key centers to provide patients a dramatically improved biopsy or lumpectomy procedure. When performing a stereotactic core or surgical breast biopsy or lumpectomy, the clinician must ensure they have removed the tissue they intended. This often requires a significant amount of wait time or additional time under anesthesia for the patient, on average in excess of an extra 30 minutes. Dedicated digital specimen radiography helps reduce the amount of time the patient has to remain in uncomfortable compression during stereotactic core biopsy procedures and/or the amount of time the patient has to remain under anesthesia during surgical biopsy procedures...When the biopsy sample is sent to pathology for diagnosis, the systems help reduce the time required for the pathology report and final diagnosis.
Commenting on the announcement, Paul Murtagh, Chairman & CEO, says, “Faxitron plays a central role in the critical ‘standard of care’ chain in breast cancer, enabling radiologists and pathologists to diagnose more quickly and surgeons to operate more efficiently This results in a more comfortable experience for the patient. This motivates all our employees every single day who, like many of us, have been touched in some way by this terrible disease. We are thrilled to be able to bring our technology to Latin America to support opinion leading institutions and their patients.”
Faxitron is the world’s largest and only fully vertically integrated, dedicated cabinet x-ray company. With an installed base of over 6,500 systems in medical facilities and scientific and industrial laboratories around the world, Faxitron is the industry standard in cabinet x-ray systems for specimen radiography, research, and NDT applications. For more than 40 years, Faxitron has defined cabinet x-ray by developing x-ray sensor technology and innovative systems to meet the evolving needs of our customers. For more information, please visit http://www.faxitron.com.
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