High Resolution Tumor Treatment: New Technology Improves Breast Cancer Imaging

August 13, 2012

Think of PEM as a hyper mammogram or a high-resolution PET scan specifically for the breast. The new imaging technique is a recent addition to cancer detection and treatment options at Radiology and Imaging Specialists.

PEM, which stands for positron emission mammography, is one of a small number of nuclear breast imaging methods approved or under evaluation in the United States for use in cancer detection and treatment.

Medical professionals are in ongoing discussions of how PEM and breast-specific gamma imaging, two procedures that use small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals), could change breast cancer treatment