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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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 etc9.
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.
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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.
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 (sestamibi scanning).
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.
Scintimammography (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.
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