MRI, near infrared spectral tomography increases specificity in breast cancer imaging

9 julio 2015

Breast MRI is the most sensitive imaging technique for cancer surveillance and is recommended for screening in women with elevated risk of breast cancer. Unfortunately, breast MRI generates many «false positives,» which are regions of the breast that «enhance» under imaging technology, but are not malignant. A dual breast exam using MRI and Near Infrared Spectral Tomography (NIRST) is feasible and more accurate than MRI alone, researchers report.