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Examining the Role of High-Resolution Breast PET in the Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Breast Cancer

CME : 1.25
Start Date :  Jan 25 - 2018 End Date :  Feb 01 - 2021

Organized by :   eRADIMAGING

Specialities :   Oncology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

Conference Summary

Examining the Role of High-Resolution Breast PET in the Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Breast Cancer is organized by eRADIMAGING.

Release Date: Jan 25, 2018
Expiration Date: Feb 01, 2021

Credit Hours:
1.25 Credits 

Course Description:
Mammography is the standard breast cancer screening method, although it is constrained by low specificity in the discovery of malignancy and low sensitivity in women with thick breast tissue, implants, and other conditions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is employed to replace or complement mammography in some patients because the early discovery of breast cancer is important for prompt treatment and long-term survival of patients. However, few patients are incapable to undergo MRI imaging. Nuclear imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) plays a role in breast cancer. PET regulates metabolism and recognizes differences at the cellular level. PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging provides for a more accurate assessment by merging the anatomic localization to the functional image. PET is not a diagnostic tool in early breast cancer detection, primarily because of low sensitivity, particularly for sub-centimeter and low-grade tumors. Positron emission mammography (PEM), now referred to as high-resolution breast PET imaging, presents developed a spatial resolution to master some of the limitations of conventional PET/CT. These systems have shown higher detectability than conventional PET/CT and equivalent or better sensitivity than MRI. The capacity to target the tumors visible on breast PET imaging with PET-guided breast biopsy systems sums to its use in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. This article examines the performance of breast PET imaging compared with other imaging modalities in breast cancer and addresses how these procedures are being used in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this article, attendees should be able to:
• Describe the constraints of conventional PET/CT in breast imaging.
• Learn the differences between high-resolution breast PET scanners.
• Brief clinical applications/indications for high-resolution breast PET.

Credit Info

  • CME : 1.25
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1 Speakers
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Number of Health Care Professionals Registered: 1 Number
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