PEM detects more breast tumors than whole body PET/CT in study

03/8/2011 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Positron emission mammography was able to detect nine more residual index tumors and 10 more additional ipsilateral tumors than whole body PET/CT in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, a new study showed. Researchers led by Dr. Wendie Berg found via a study of 178 women that PEM was more sensitive than WBPET or WBPET/CT for assessing the extent of breast cancer.

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