The main disadvantage of technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) prone scintimammography is its limited sensitivity for T1a and T1b cancers with a size of less than 1 cm. We have developed a high-resolution scintimammographic technique using a gamma camera based on a new concept, namely a position-sensitive photo-multiplier tube. The field of view of this camera, previously known as the SPEM (single photon emission mammography) camera, was 10 cm diameter. Scintimammographic images were acquired in the axial view; each breast was compressed to a thickness of 3-6 cm, modal class 4 cm. When the compressed breast was larger than the field of view, more than one study was performed in order to image the entire gland. Fifty-three patients were studied with high-resolution-scintimammography (HRSM) and Anger camera prone scintimammography (ACPSM), HRSM was performed 70 min after i.v. administration of 740 Mbq of Tc-99m-MIBI; ACPSM images were acquired 10 and 60 min following the injection. Early 10-min ACPSM images were only evaluated for routine diagnostic purposes, while comparison was carried out between the 60-min ACPSM and 70-min HRSM images, At fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and/or open biopsy, 31 patients showed cancer: 15 T1c, 11 T1b and 5 T1a, In T1a-T1b cancers, the sensitivity of scintimammography was 50% with ACPSM and 81.2% with HRSM (P<0.01). Specificity was 86% with both techniques. HRSM is a promising new technique that improves the sensitivity of 99mTc-MIBI scintimammography in tumours sized less than 1 cm without apparently reducing its specificity. We are now working on a larger field-of-view camera

High resolution scintimammography improves the accuracy of 99mTc sestamibi scintimammography: use of a new dedicated gamma camera / Scopinaro, Francesco; Pani, Roberto; DE VINCENTIS, Giuseppe; A., Soluri; Pellegrini, Rosanna; Porfiri, Lucio Maria. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE. - ISSN 0340-6997. - STAMPA. - 26:(1999), pp. 1279-1288. [10.1007/s002590050584]

High resolution scintimammography improves the accuracy of 99mTc sestamibi scintimammography: use of a new dedicated gamma camera

SCOPINARO, Francesco;PANI, Roberto;DE VINCENTIS, Giuseppe;PELLEGRINI, Rosanna;PORFIRI, Lucio Maria
1999

Abstract

The main disadvantage of technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) prone scintimammography is its limited sensitivity for T1a and T1b cancers with a size of less than 1 cm. We have developed a high-resolution scintimammographic technique using a gamma camera based on a new concept, namely a position-sensitive photo-multiplier tube. The field of view of this camera, previously known as the SPEM (single photon emission mammography) camera, was 10 cm diameter. Scintimammographic images were acquired in the axial view; each breast was compressed to a thickness of 3-6 cm, modal class 4 cm. When the compressed breast was larger than the field of view, more than one study was performed in order to image the entire gland. Fifty-three patients were studied with high-resolution-scintimammography (HRSM) and Anger camera prone scintimammography (ACPSM), HRSM was performed 70 min after i.v. administration of 740 Mbq of Tc-99m-MIBI; ACPSM images were acquired 10 and 60 min following the injection. Early 10-min ACPSM images were only evaluated for routine diagnostic purposes, while comparison was carried out between the 60-min ACPSM and 70-min HRSM images, At fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and/or open biopsy, 31 patients showed cancer: 15 T1c, 11 T1b and 5 T1a, In T1a-T1b cancers, the sensitivity of scintimammography was 50% with ACPSM and 81.2% with HRSM (P<0.01). Specificity was 86% with both techniques. HRSM is a promising new technique that improves the sensitivity of 99mTc-MIBI scintimammography in tumours sized less than 1 cm without apparently reducing its specificity. We are now working on a larger field-of-view camera
technetium-99m scintimammography, high-resolution scintimammography, Anger camera prone scitimammography, SPEM camera
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High resolution scintimammography improves the accuracy of 99mTc sestamibi scintimammography: use of a new dedicated gamma camera / Scopinaro, Francesco; Pani, Roberto; DE VINCENTIS, Giuseppe; A., Soluri; Pellegrini, Rosanna; Porfiri, Lucio Maria. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE. - ISSN 0340-6997. - STAMPA. - 26:(1999), pp. 1279-1288. [10.1007/s002590050584]
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