1/26/2012

Breast-specific gamma imaging is an effective adjunct imaging method for mammography and ultrasound in diagnosing breast cancer, particularly among high-risk patients or those with dense breast tissue, according to Oregon researchers. The study concluded that BSGI is roughly equivalent to MRI as an adjunct method, but has added benefits, including "higher specificity, which makes it attractive. It also picked up additional ipsilateral lesions and some contralateral lesions that changed surgical management of patients," said co-author Dr. Nathalie Johnson.

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