Molecular breast imaging for screening in dense breasts: State of the art and future directions

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purposes of this review are to discuss the motivation for supplemental screening, to address molecular breast imaging (MBI) radiation dose concerns, and to provide an updated guide to current MBI technology, clinical protocols, and screening performance. Future directions of MBI are also discussed. CONCLUSION. MBI offers detection of mammographically occult cancers in women with dense breasts. Although MBI has been under investigation for nearly 15 years, it has yet to gain widespread adoption in breast screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-283
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume208
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

Keywords

  • Breast density
  • Breast screening
  • Molecular breast imaging
  • Radiation risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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