breast scintigraphy

breast scintigraphy

a nuclear scan used to identify breast cancer in patients whose dense breast tissue precludes accurate evaluation by conventional mammography. It is also used as a second-line imaging modality in patients with an indeterminate mammogram and in women with lumpy breasts.
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The use of technetium99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile breast scintigraphy to evaluate palpable breast masses.
The use of technetium-99m methoxysiobutylisonitrile breast scintigraphy to evaluate palpable breast masses.
Breast scintigraphy is a relatively new technology that appears to be developing into a potentially complementary examination to mammography.