Nuclear medicine ideal for dense breasts

March 8, 2012

Nuclear medicine modalities show promise for breast cancer screening and diagnosis in women with dense breast tissue, although the various forms are still evolving, RSNA 2011 attendees learned at a Monday morning course.

Nuclear breast imaging refers to everything from positron emission mammography (PEM) to breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) to molecular breast imaging (MBI), according to Wendie Berg of the University of Pittsburgh. Berg gave an overview of the modality during the session.