Molecular Breast Imaging


The goal of Molecular Breast Imaging is to detect breast malignancies. The procedure starts with intravenous administration of a radioactive material (99mTc-sestamibi). Then, imaging begins after 5–10 minutes with a special gamma camera. The imaging is similar to mammogram where you will be seated on a chair facing the gamma camera. Then, a nuclear medicine technologist will ask you to place one breast on the gamma camera surface for around 10 minutes for each view. After the procedure, you maybe asked to wait until the technologist checks the quality of the images.


• This procedure requires exposure to radioactive material.
• If there is a possibility that you are pregnant, please inform the Nuclear Medicine staff.
• If you are breast-feeding, please inform the Nuclear Medicine staff.
• Please inform the Nuclear Medicine staff if you have had recent surgery.
• Do not Fast (fasting is not required for this procedure).
• Do not stop your medications.
• For 4 hours after the injection: Drink plenty of water and empty your bladder frequently.


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