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Breast Imaging Center gets 2nd 3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography Unit

The second tomosynthesis mammography unit that is currently being installed at the breast imaging center is a Hologic Selenia Dimensions mammography system. This equipment is the first FDA-approved 3-D mammography machine in the United States. Marketing for this particular machine began in February 2011. The system utilizes 3-D mammography technology, as does the previous unit that was installed at BIC in September 2014. In order to grow our practice and to offer our patients and providers flexibility in scheduling, a second tomosynthesis unit at the breast center was imperative.


Cryoablation for Fibroadenomas

At Banner University Medical Center we combine state-of-the-art technology and innovation with the expertise of our breast health, pathology and imaging teams to provide compassionate care for all breast-related conditions. The Banner University Breast Imaging Center is the only facility in the state that uses a new minimally-invasive procedure called cryoablation to treat fibroadenomas (non-cancerous breast tumors) .


UA Researchers Develop Brain-Mapping Technology

Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a noninvasive brain-scanning technology that could produce images far superior to those obtained with the most commonly used systems — electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging. The technique, which incorporates sound waves to measure electrical activity in neural tissue, could improve diagnosis and treatment of many disorders, including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injury.


A Man of Vision: Interdisciplinary Researcher and Department Head Art Gmitro

Arthur F. Gmitro is a very busy man. A professor of medical imaging in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson with a joint appointment in the UA College of Optical Sciences, he holds the Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Chair in Breast Cancer Imaging and also is head of the UA College of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering.


Translational Imaging Program Project Stimulus (TIPPS) Fund

Imaging technologies have revolutionized our approach to clinical medicine particularly in the areas of diagnostics and therapeutic management, including real time imaging-guided therapeutics and minimally invasive procedures.


UACC students and fellows receive prestigious awards

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is home to some truly gifted young cancer researchers. A number of them have recently received prestigious awards and honors.


Laurence Hurley, PhD, named 13th annual Sydney E. Salmon, MD, Distinguished Investigator

Laurence Hurley, PhD, has been named the winner of the 13th annual Sydney E. Salmon, MD, Distinguished Investigator Award.


The cutting edge

At the University of Arizona Cancer Center, our researchers are joining forces to make precision medicine the new standard of care for cancer patients worldwide From genome sequencing to cellular biology to clinical application, the team at the UACC approaches its research from all angles to deliver the most forward-thinking, state-of-the-art cancer care.


More than 100 UAHN Physicians among 'Best Doctors in America'

More than 100 Tucson physicians with the University of Arizona Health Network are ranked among the 2014 Best Doctors in America and are featured in Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s July issue on Best Doctors in Tucson.


Banner University Medical Centers in Phoenix and Tucson named to U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ ranking

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner-University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services.


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