72-year-old female with an abnormal diagnostic mammogram and breast biopsy underwent breast-specific gamma imaging.
i do it preop to detect metastases to axilary LN
For BSGI biopsies, there is now recently developed and approved Gamma Loc which looks similar to Breast MRI biopsy grid apparatus. I have not used this device.
No, it will not replace the mammography. Its functional test not anatomical,how we can localize the lesion if suspiicous.Hanan Gewefel,M.D
Gamma imaging did not pick up the node?
BSGI will never be a screening exam given the radiation dose to the breast, but it is a problem solver. It is usefull in the right clinical setting. It uses the same dose as a myocardial perfusion study, which is frequently ordered and performed without discussion regarding the breast dose.
Thank you, everytime I feel that the more advanced conocimieno our ability to memorize. Wait for me the technology and expertise can be applied in developing countries. Greetings from Venezuela.
One must remember that a single BSGI study is equal to a lifetime of mammograms in regards to the radiation dose.Michael Petruschak MD
In which clinical situations apart from dense breasts,will one choose this modality over mammography?Will it replace mammography as a screening tool?
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