Breast Cancer Research

Better Screening Methods

Developing Better Screening Methods

We already know that early breast cancer detection saves lives. Mammography continues to be the standard screening test, with an MRI in addition to a mammogram recommended for some women in high-risk categories.2


Researchers also are looking at other imaging methods, including ductogram (galactogram), PET (positron emission tomography) scan, nuclear medicine studies, scintimammography (molecular breast imaging), electrical impedance imaging (T-scan™), thermography (thermal imaging) and other experimental imaging tests.1


Source:
1Experimental and other breast imaging methods, http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/examandtestdescriptions/mammogramsandotherbreastimagingprocedures/mammograms-and-other-breast-imaging-procedures-newer-br-imaging-tests
2Other breast cancer screening tests, http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastcancerearlydetection/breast-cancer-early-detection-other-screening-tests