Navigation Links
Dual-head gamma camera increases ability to detect breast tumors not seen on mammography
Date:12/1/2008

A dual-headed dedicated gamma camera used during molecular breast imaging (MBI) can accurately detect small breast tumors less than 2 cm in size, according to a study performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

One-hundred fifty patients who had suspicious lesions smaller than 2 cm in size were imaged using dual-head molecular breast imaging. "There were 128 cancers confirmed in 88 patients," according to Carrie B. Hruska, MD, lead author of the study. "The sensitivity rate of dual-head MBI during the study was 90% (115/128)", she said.

"Dual head MBI involves a very light, pain-free compression of the breast. Two views of each breast are performed, lasting for about 10 minutes per view," said Dr. Hruska. "The patient receives an IV injection of a commonly used radiotracer and this tracer circulates throughout the body and is preferentially absorbed in the breast cancer," she said.

MBI is about the same cost as digital mammography. Although mammography works very well for most women, there are many women who could benefit from an additional test like dual head MBI that is both cost-effective and also has a good specificity (meaning it won't give a lot of false positive results). It would be useful for women who have very dense breasts on mammography or who are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer," said Dr. Hruska.

"MBI is still in the research stages, but it is expected to become more widely available in the future," said Dr. Hruska.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
hcurry@arrs.org
703-858-4304
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sugammadex Study First to Show Rapid Reversal of Profound Rocuronium-Induced Muscle Relaxation is Possible
2. STERIS Isomedix Services Offers Gamma Engineering Run Program
3. Dilon Technologies Signs Amerinet for Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging
4. San Antonio Community Hospital Commissions Leksell Gamma Knife(R) Perfexion(TM) To Serve Over 3 Million Californians
5. Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Found to Be Highly Sensitive for Early Stage Breast Cancer
6. Gamma Labs to Boost Testosterone At World Series of Poker In Las Vegas
7. Gamma Secretase Modulators Show Promise in Alzheimers Disease Animal Model Efficacy Studies, According to Research Conducted by TorreyPines Therapeutics
8. Breast Cancer Imaging Study Indicates Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Is a Strong Adjunct Imaging Modality to Mammography and Ultrasound
9. Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Changes Patient Care Management
10. Study Determines Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging Has Higher Specificity Than MRI in Patients With Equivocal Mammograms
11. AHCA, Alliance Praise New Bipartisan, Bi-Cameral Effort Urging Bush Administration to Forego Medicare Cuts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/20/2017)... Raton (PRWEB) , ... September 20, 2017 , ... In ... Daily Brain Booster has already been receiving positive feedback from customers trying the product ... months. , Daily Brain Booster was developed by neurosurgeon Shawn Moore, MD, for ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... , ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... of older Americans at risk of price gouging for their prescription drugs, according ... (TSCL) . “Because Medicare isn’t negotiating on our behalf, there’s no consistency in ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... “RECYCLED Ezekiel's Plan for Freedom from ADDICTION” is the creation of published ... the field of addiction and homeless services, including more than a decade of ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... ... “Psalms of Humidity”: is a fascinating depiction of daily struggles and the ... closer to God. “Psalms of Humidity” is the creation of published author, David Waldrop, ... his life are the very same things that have shaped him into the man ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 20, 2017 , ... “Monique”: ... into uncomfortable situations. “Monique” is the creation of published author, Colleen Crispi, has owned ... Since then Crispi has been involved in real estate and cooking. , “The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2017)... Michael Penna , President and CEO ... for growth in his response to the July 13, ... seeking a buyer for eMDs. Penna,s company, Complete HealthCare ... Value Added Reseller and national leader in the independent ... "As the healthcare market continues to dictate consolidation, healthcare ...
(Date:8/31/2017)... 31, 2017 PM360,s annual Innovations Issue, ... the latest innovations happening across the industry. Established six ... focus on providing a comprehensive look at the newest ... the most innovative companies, startups, divisions, products, services, and ... "Everyone in this industry wants to do ...
(Date:8/28/2017)... 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will present ... 11, 2017, in New York . ... scheduled to present at 11:05 a.m. Eastern Time. ... http://ir.hill-rom.com/events.cfm . A recorded replay will be available one hour ... 2017. About Hill-Rom ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: