scintimammography

scin·ti·mam·mog·ra·phy

(sin'tē-mam-og'ră-fē),
Breast imaging that uses a radionuclide for the detection of cancer.

scintimammography

Imaging A noninvasive technique in which a radioactive tracer is injected into a breast being screened for cancer. See Mammography.

scintimammography

(sĭn″tĭ-mă-mŏg′rŏ-fē) [scinti(llation) + ″]
Mammography enhanced by a radioactive isotope study of healthy and malignant breast tissue. The radioactive tracer is injected into a peripheral vein and is taken up by metabolically active cells. Breast cancer cells are metabolically more active than normal tissues, take up more tracer, and on the image appear brighter than the surrounding healthy cells. Scintimammography can be used to identify breast cancers that are otherwise difficult to visualize and to guide breast biopsies.
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Scintimammography is the use of radiopharmaceuticals in the detection or characterization of breast pathology.
Scintimammography 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.
Comparison of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile scintimammography in the detection of breast tumours.
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.
6) This was a small but promising result that prompted 2 large multicenter studies to evaluate scintimammography in more than 2500 patients.
Better than its predecessor, scintimammography, BSGI relies on the advanced imaging technology of anatomic- specific detectors and superior positioning to optimize the results of functional breast imaging.
Moreover, scintimammography (nuclear medicine breast imaging) is an additional breast exam available.
Other imaging modalities, including scintimammography, breast MRI imaging and PET scanning for breast cancer are available at these centers to lesser degrees.
The new center also offers room for future growth, as technologies such as dedicated breast MRI and scintimammography (nuclear medicine breast imaging) are evaluated for inclusion in our service components," Swager added.