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, a form of breast imaging, is an examination used to investigate a breast abnormality that's been found in a mammography, where more detail is needed.
Molecular breast imaging (MBI), or scintimammography, can help "unveil the reservoir of hidden cancers in dense breasts," said Deborah J.
Procaccini et al., "Scintimammography with technetium-99m tetrofosmin in the diagnosis of breast cancer and lymph node metastases," European Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol.
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.
(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.
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.
Among women who receive an abnormal mammography findings or physical exams, four common noninvasive tests (magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, positron emission tomography scanning, and scintimammography) are not accurate enough to routinely replace biopsies.
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).