Molecular breast imaging (MBI), or scintimammography
, can help "unveil the reservoir of hidden cancers in dense breasts," said Deborah J.
This includes MRI of breast, colour doppler ultrasound, contrast ultrasound, digital mammography, scintimammography
In the study, the LumaGEM MBI System established its clinical importance by demonstrating a reduction in radiation dose from 20mCi3 to 8mCi, a dose reduction not achievable with older-generation scintillating gamma cameras, known as scintimammography
or breast-specific gamma imaging systems4.
39) Alternative methods have been assessed, such as scintimammography
, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and single-photon emission computed tomography imaging, but are expensive modalities and do not provide tissue for histologic diagnosis.
is the use of radiopharmaceuticals in the detection or characterization of breast pathology.
using Tc-99 sestamibi has been shown to be of use in palpable breast lesions.
Re imbursement is available for these examinations by coding them as scintimammography
, an older form of nuclear breast imaging that's been largely abandoned, Dr.
6) This was a small but promising result that prompted 2 large multicenter studies to evaluate scintimammography
in more than 2500 patients.
The four technologies were ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and nuclear scintimammography
So far, 15 patients have been treated 1 month prior to scheduled mastectomy Scintimammography
at 1 month follow-up showed a reassuring lack of tracer uptake at the cryotherapy treatment site, indicating the absence of malignancy.
(radionuclide imaging of the breast using technetium Tc 99m sestamibi) has been used for needle localization prior to surgical biopsy of lesions exhibiting abnormally increased uptake.
(SMM) involves the use of nonspecific, tumor-imaging radionuclides as well as other agents such as indium-labeled ([sup.