Nuclear Imaging and Early Breast Cancer DetectionLaura Evangelista*, Marta Burei and Anna Rita Cervino
Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine Unit, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV–IRCCS, Padova, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Laura Evangelista
Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine Unit
Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV–IRCCS
Via Gattamelata, 64 Padova, Italy
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Received date: August 09, 2011; Accepted date: September 12, 2012; Published date: September 14, 2012
Citation: Evangelista L, Burei M, Cervino AR (2012) Nuclear Imaging and Early Breast Cancer Detection. J Cancer Sci Ther S7:003. doi:10.4172/1948-5956.S7-003
Copyright: © 2012 Evangelista L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The present report discuss about the most important roles of nuclear medicine related to the early detection of breast cancer. We summarily describe the established and emerging diagnostic techniques, their indications and clinical impact for planar and tomographic breast scintigraphy, positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) and positron emission mammography (PEM).