Southwest X-Ray LP Installs Gamma Medica's LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging System

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EL PASO, Texas - March 28, 2016 - PRLog -- Gamma Medica, a leader in molecular breast imaging technology (MBI), announced today that Southwest X-Ray, the leading outpatient services provider in El Paso, TX, has installed Gamma Medica's LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) system in its Gateway Blvd. West location. Southwest X-Ray will utilize the LumaGEM MBI system as a secondary diagnostic tool for inconclusive mammography screenings in patients with dense breast tissue.

"The installation of our LumaGEM MBI system in a standalone diagnostic imaging center is indicative of the market's recognition of MBI as a standard secondary screening and diagnostic tool to the traditional mammogram," stated Philip Croxford, CEO of Gamma Medica. "Our partnership with Southwest X-Ray not only offers the organization a breakthrough in the early detection of breast cancer in women who have dense breast tissue, but is a testament to the important shift in the evolving healthcare landscape toward a future of personalized care."

MBI is a groundbreaking technology that eliminates key shortcomings of traditional anatomical imaging technologies such as mammography and ultrasound by significantly improving early diagnosis of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue makes it more it challenging to detect cancer, as both lesions and dense tissue appear white on a traditional mammogram.[1] According to recent publications, MBI is a functional imaging modality that highlights metabolic activity in breast tumors not visible on mammography due to tissue density, thereby leading to earlier, specific diagnosis, improved outcomes and lowered costs. [2][3] LumaGEM has also proven to reduce painful and costly biopsies by 50 percent.

"Our goal is to provide our patients with the best quality of care by utilizing the latest enhancements in hardware and software," said Roy Jauernek, M.D., a radiologist at Southwest X-Ray. "We needed to install a secondary tool that would provide our patients and staff with accurate results. Given the significant increase in cancer detection rates through the use of the LumaGEM MBI system, we are confident this installation will assist us in early diagnosis of breast cancer, specifically for our patients with dense breast tissue."

About Southwest X-Ray

Southwest X-Ray LP is the leading provider of outpatient services in El Paso, TX area with five convenient locations. The company is dedicated to helping people of all ages with a range of diagnostic imaging services for early diagnosis and improved health care. Our team is staffed with Board Certified Radiologists, experienced technicians and caring office personnel. Our expertise is supported by referrals from the physician community. Our goal is to provide the best service for our community by utilizing the most Advanced Technology in proven hardware and software. For more information visit,

About Gamma Medica, Inc.
Gamma Medica, Inc. is a women's health company focused on overcoming the limitations of anatomical imaging experienced by mammography and other screening modalities in the early detection of breast cancer. The company's LumaGEM® MBI system is the first commercially available, FDA-cleared, fully solid-state digital imaging system utilizing dual-head Digital Direct Conversion Gamma Imaging™ (DDCGI™) technology for molecular breast imaging. With over 90 percent sensitivity and specificity, LumaGEM MBI has been shown to significantly improve cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue with fewer false positives relative to anatomical imaging technologies, such as MRI and whole breast ultrasound. For more information visit,

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Fernando Escarzaga

Southwest X-Ray


[1]Mayo Clinic. Tests and Procedures Mammogram.

[2]Rhodes DJ, HruskaCB, ConnersAL, et al. JOURNAL CLUB: Molecular Breast Imaging at Reduced Radiation Dose for Supplemental Screening in Mammographically Dense Breasts. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015;204(2):241-251.

[3]Hruska CB, Conners AL, Jones KN, et al. Diagnostic Workup and Costs of a Single Supplemental Molecular Breast Imaging Screen of Mammographically Dense Breasts. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015;204(6):1345-1353.

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