Experimental pertechnetate mammography

R. L. Villarreal, R. W. Parkey, F. J. Bonte

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Localization of pertechnetate ion in malignant breast tumors has been described by several groups. The authors tested pertechnetate mammography (scintigraphy following intravenous 99Tc(m) pertechnetate) in a group of 36 volunteers with palpable breast nodules, and compared diagnostic results with roentgen mammograms obtained for each patient. A significant incidence of 'false negative' pertechnetate mammograms (1 of 6 proved carcinomas) and 'false positive' (6 of 30 proved or presumed benign nodular disease) suggests that this procedure does not fulfill requirements for a successful screening test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)657-661
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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