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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44776

A Review of Various Modalities in Breast Imaging

Shaimaa Mohamed Abdel Ghany, Aml Mohamed Hassan, Hanan Abdelhamed Ismail, Mohamad Gamal Nada


Background: The spread of breast cancer has become one of the health challenges in human societies. Breast cancer is the most common type of malignancy in women, and one of the three most common cancers worldwide, along with lung and colon cancer. Nowadays, breast cancer is the second cause of death after cardiovascular diseases. In general, about one out of eight women (about 12%) suffer from this disease during their life in the USA and European countries. If breast cancer is detected at an early stage, its survival rate will be very high. Several methods have been introduced to diagnose breast cancer with their clinical advantages and disadvantagesRecently, other new modalities like positron emission tomography, 99mTc-sestamibi scintimammography, and electrical impedance tomography (EIT) are also being offered. However, there is still controversy over the most appropriate use of these new modalities. Based on the literature, this review evaluates the role of various modalities used in the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer


Breast Imaging

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