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Current Radiopharmaceuticals
ISSN (Print): 1874-4710
ISSN (Online): 1874-4729
VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/1874471007666140515114956









Nuclear Imaging and Early Breast Cancer Detection

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Author(s): Laura Evangelista and Anna Rita Cervino
Pages 29-35 (7)
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).
Keywords:
Breast cancer, breast scintigraphy, PEM, PET/CT, SPECT/CT.
Affiliation:
Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine Unit, Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV - IRCCS, Via Gattamelata, 64 Padova, Italy.