Nuclear Imaging and Early Breast Cancer Detection
Laura Evangelista and Anna Rita Cervino
Affiliation: Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine Unit, Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV - IRCCS, Via Gattamelata, 64 Padova, Italy.
The present report discusses about the most important roles of nuclear medicine related to the early detection of
breast cancer. We summarily describe the established and emerging diagnostic techniques, their indications and clinical
impact for planar and tomographic breast scintigraphy, positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT)
and positron emission mammography (PEM).
Keywords: Breast cancer, breast scintigraphy, PEM, PET/CT, SPECT/CT.
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