The role of general nuclear medicine in breast cancer

Lacey Greene, Deborah Wilkinson

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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
Issue number1
Early online dateFeb 2015
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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