TITLE

scintimammography

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1956
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "scintimammography" is presented. It refers to the mammography enhanced by a radioactive isotope study of healthy and malignant breast tissue. Breast cancer cells are metabolically more active than normal tissues. The radioactive tracer is injected into a peripheral vein and is taken up by metabolically active cells. Scintimammography can be used to identify breast cancers that are otherwise difficult to visualize and to guide breast biopsies.
ACCESSION #
21245008

 

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