TITLE

The Future of Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Molecular Breast Imaging

AUTHOR(S)
Brem, Rachel F.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2005, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of molecular breast imaging for detecting breast cancer. The mainstay modalities for detecting breast cancer are mammography and ultrasonography. Both are anatomical approaches to the diagnosis of breast cancer, and both are imperfect examinations in which breast cancer can be missed. The benefit of implementing high-resolution breast-specific gamma imaging is optimized when the information obtained from this molecular approach to breast cancer diagnosis is integrated with that from all available modalities, namely, mammography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and physical examination.
ACCESSION #
15661376

 

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