1st Edition

Radionuclide Imaging of the Breast



ISBN 9780824702021
Published August 12, 1998 by CRC Press
536 Pages

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Demonstrating the role of nuclear medicine as a complementary technique to mammography and other imaging modalities for the diagnosis of breast cancer, Radionuclide Imaging of the Breast provides a comprehensive overview of scintimammography-an accurate, safe, and noninvasive imaging method for the evaluation of breast lesions and malignancies.
Reveals the encouraging results of multicenter clinical trials in the U.S. and Canada using 99mTc sestamibi breast imaging for the diagnosis of primary breast carcinoma!
Addressing nonsurgical sampling of nonpalpable breast lesions as an effective means of providing diagnostic and prognostic information, Radionuclide Imaging of the Breast

  • discusses increasing the diagnostic value of mammography and its widespread use
  • examines the reliability of FDG-PET and FDG-SPECT in detecting lymph node involvement and distant metastases
  • reviews breast cancer imaging with monoclonal antibodies, including murine and bioengineered antibodies
  • compares the benefits and limitations of Thallium-20l to 99mTc-sestamibi breast imaging in evaluating suspected malignancy
  • assesses the clinical impact of scintimammography as an adjunctive test to mammography to improve the dependability of diagnoses
  • considers the possibility of replacing axillary lymph node dissection in patients with small breast cancers with the sentinel node approach
  • clarifies the importance of surgery in the multimodality treatment of breast cancer
  • elucidates pathologic difficulties for breast cancer diagnosis
  • and more!
    Radionuclide Imaging of the Breast serves as an essential reference for nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, breast surgeons, medical and surgical oncologists, gynecologists, pathologists, internists, and primary care physicians.
  • Table of Contents

    Pathology of Breast Cancer, Shahla Masood and Joseph Chiao
    Breast Cancer: Surgical Perspectives, Patricia J. Eubanks, Hernan I. Vargas, and Stanley R. Klein
    Mammography and Interventional Breast Procedures, Saeed Iraniha and Iraj Khalkhali
    Breast Imaging with Positron Emission Tomography, Hans Bender, Holger Palmedo, Hans J. Biersack, and Axel Schomburg
    Breast Imaging with Radiolabeled Antibodies, Lamk M. Lamki and Bruce J. Barron
    Breast Imaging with Radiolabeled Peptides, Eric P. Krenning, Marion de Jong, Roelf Valkema, and Casper H. J. van Eijck
    Breast Imaging with Radiolabeled Estrogen Receptor Ligands, Klemens Maria Scheidhauer and Anton Scharl
    Thallium Imaging in the Evaluation of Breast Malignancies, Alan D. Waxman
    Breast Imaging with 99mTc-Methylenediphosphonate, Secondo Lastoria, Sergio Piccolo, and Pietro Muto
    Uptake Mechanisms of 99mTc-Labeled Perfusion Imaging Agents in Detection of Breast Cancers, Jean Maublant
    Breast Imaging with 99mTc-Tetrofosmin, Enrico del Vecchio, Luigi Mansi, Pier Francesco Rambaldi, Vincenzo Cuccurullo, Biagio Pecori, Mario Quarantelli, Decio Capobianco, and Marco Bresciani
    Role of 99mTc Sestamibi Scintimammography for the Evaluation of Breast Lesions, Iraj Khalkhali, Jorge Tolmos, and Linda Diggles
    Using the Sentinel Node Concept to Stage Breast Cancer: Breast Lymphoscintigraphy and Intraoperative Gamma Probe Sentinel Node Localization , Naomi P. Alazraki and Raghuveer K. Halkur
    Atlas on Radionuclide Imaging of the Breast, Raymond Taillefer, André Gagnon, Iraj Khalkhali, Pietro Muto, Holger Palmedo, and Hans J. Biersack
    Health Technology Assessment and Policy for Radionuclide Imaging of the Breast, Frank J. Papatheofanis
    Radionuclide Imaging of the Breast Using a Solid-State Gamma Camera, William L. Ashburn

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    Reviews

    "
    …easy to read and very informative about the various pharmaceutical sand isotopes that are being used in scintigraphic imaging of the breast. The book examines the issues of Positron Emission Tomograpahy, radiolabelled antibodies and peptides, oestrogen receptors, and the various Technetium labelled radionuclides, particularly Sestamibi. There is a particularly good chapter on sentinel node biopsy.
    "-Australian Cancer Society

    This comprehensive book is a worthwhile contribution at a time when there is more interest in radionuclide breast imaging than ever before."…
    …the production of the book is excellent. Images are plentiful and well produced.…
    …highly recommend[ed]…for those Nuclear medicine Physicians with an interest in breast imaging or those about to embark down this road. For those with no interest in breast imaging, this book should bring them to their senses.
    "-ANZ Nuclear Medicine