The role of general nuclear medicine in breast cancer

Lacey Greene, Deborah Wilkinson

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    Abstract

    The rising incidence of breast cancer worldwide has prompted many improvements to current care. Routine nuclear medicine is a major contributor to a full gamut of clinical studies such as early lesion detection and stratification; guiding, monitoring, and predicting response to therapy; and monitoring progression, recurrence or metastases. Developments in instrumentation such as the high-resolution dedicated breast device coupled with the diagnostic versatility of conventional cameras have reinserted nuclear medicine as a valuable tool in the broader clinical setting. This review outlines the role of general nuclear medicine, concluding that targeted radiopharmaceuticals and versatile instrumentation position nuclear medicine as a powerful modality for patients with breast cancer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)54-65
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Medical Radiation Sciences
    Volume62
    Issue number1
    Early online dateFeb 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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