|Positron emission mammography|
Positron emission mammography (PEM) is a modality used to detect breast cancer.
It is approved (by US FDA) for patients with a history of breast cancer.
PEM uses a pair of gamma radiation detectors placed above and below the breast and mild breast compression to detect coincident gamma rays after administration of the radionuclide fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG), as used in whole-body PET studies for the detection of metastatic disease.
12px This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".
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