Current Radiopharmaceuticals

Sean L. Kitson
Current Radiopharmaceuticals
Radiochemistry
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Nuclear Imaging and Early Breast Cancer Detection

Author(s): Laura Evangelista and Anna Rita Cervino

Affiliation: Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine Unit, Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV - IRCCS, Via Gattamelata, 64 Padova, Italy.

Keywords: Breast cancer, breast scintigraphy, PEM, PET/CT, SPECT/CT.

Abstract:

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).

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Article Details

VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 1
Page: [29 - 35]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1874471007666140515114956