The role of Technetium-99m Sestamibi scintimammography to evaluate palpable breast lesions : a comparison with mammography and histological results

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Mann, Michael D en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Dent, David Marshall en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Adams, Bruce K en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Nizami, Mohammad Athar Farooq en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-24T11:47:36Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-24T11:47:36Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Nizami, M. 1999. The role of Technetium-99m Sestamibi scintimammography to evaluate palpable breast lesions : a comparison with mammography and histological results. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26922
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted with the support of the Combined Breast Clinic at our institution which consists of the Departments of Surgery, Radiology and Radiation Oncology. The work was done in three parts. The literature showed somewhat lengthy imaging procedure for scintimammography which were not whole suitable to the setting of the Combined Breast Clinic. Initially a Pilot Study was conducted to determine the practicality of the imaging procedure. The results of this study were promising but the imaging procedure was time consuming. Certain modifications were subsequently done in the imaging method of the Formal Study to accommodate more number of patients into the study without jeopardizing the quality of the images. This study, however, had a shortcoming in that the way this study was structured one could not demonstrate lesion by lesion analysis of each breast lesion detected on clinical examination, mammography and scintimammography with their respective biopsy results. Our Formal Study and the literature suggested that scintimammography is of value in patients with indeterminate mammograms due to its high negative predictive value. Therefore, a separate Additional Study, with the same scintigraphic method, was conducted on patients with clinical breast lumps with indeterminate mammographic lesions. Special emphasis was placed on lesion by lesion comparison of each breast lesion detected by clinical examination or scintimammography or both with the biopsy results of that particular lesion. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Nuclear Medicine en_ZA
dc.title The role of Technetium-99m Sestamibi scintimammography to evaluate palpable breast lesions : a comparison with mammography and histological results en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Nuclear Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MMed en_ZA
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