Low-dose molecular breast imaging effective in supplemental cancer screenings

February 4, 2015

Cancer detection success rates in women with mammographically dense breasts can be significantly improved through molecular imaging techniques, even using a reduced radiation dose, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Past studies have shown that digital screening mammography methods have limited effectiveness in detecting cancer among women with dense breasts. As this represents approximately half of the screening-aged population, many states have passed legislation to ensure patients are informed of the condition and that they may benefit from supplemental screenings. Understandably, this has caused increased demand for safer, more effective forms of breast cancer detection techniques.

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