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How is molecular breast imaging (MBI) being researched for breast cancer?

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Molecular breast imaging involves doctors injecting a slight radioactive drug called a tracer into a vein. The tracer then attaches itself to any breast cancer cells. A special camera sees the tracer and any cells it finds. Doctors are studying this test for use with mammograms for women with dense breasts or as a way to look at breast problems like lumps.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Experimental breast imaging tests," "What's new in breast cancer research and treatment?"

MayoClinic: "Breast Cancer: Treatment and Drugs."

National Cancer Institute: "Nanotechnology: Benefits for Treatment and Clinical Outcomes," "Opportunities in Cancer Nanotechnology: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Piotr Grodzinski."

UpToDate: " Patient information: Breast cancer guide to diagnosis and treatment (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 7, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Experimental breast imaging tests," "What's new in breast cancer research and treatment?"

MayoClinic: "Breast Cancer: Treatment and Drugs."

National Cancer Institute: "Nanotechnology: Benefits for Treatment and Clinical Outcomes," "Opportunities in Cancer Nanotechnology: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Piotr Grodzinski."

UpToDate: " Patient information: Breast cancer guide to diagnosis and treatment (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 7, 2018

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