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Molecular Breast Imaging Lexicon (Includes BSGI)
Amy Lynn Conners, MD; Amy M. Fowler, MD, PhD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Abbreviations

          • Molecular breast imaging (MBI)
          • Breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI)
        • Definitions

          • MBI: Use of dual-camera system with cadmium-zinc-telluride semiconductor detectors
            • Some reports use MBI to refer to any dedicated gamma camera breast imaging technique
          • BSGI: Use of single-head detector with sodium iodide or cesium iodide scintillating crystals
          • 1 millicurie (mCi) = 37 Megabecquerel (MBq)

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Structured Reporting

            PATHOLOGY

            • Description of Findings

              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

              • Assessment Categories and Recommendations

                Selected References

                1. Ching JG et al: Breast Lesions Detected via Molecular Breast Imaging: Physiological Parameters Affecting Interpretation. Acad Radiol. ePub, 2018
                2. Hruska CB: Molecular breast imaging for screening in dense breasts: state of the art and future directions. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 208(2):275-283, 2017
                3. American College of Radiology. ACR practice parameter for the performance of molecular breast imaging (MBI) using a dedicated gamma camera. https://www.acr.org/~/media/ACR/Documents/PGTS/guidelines/MBI.pdf. Accessed September 16, 2017
                4. Berg WA: Nuclear breast imaging: clinical results and future directions. J Nucl Med. 57 Suppl 1:46S-52S, 2016
                5. Hruska CB et al: Diagnostic workup and costs of a single supplemental molecular breast imaging screen of mammographically dense breasts. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(6):1345-53, 2015
                6. Hruska CB et al: Effect of menstrual cycle phase on background parenchymal uptake at molecular breast imaging. Acad Radiol. 22(9):1147-56, 2015
                7. Hruska CB et al: Background parenchymal uptake during molecular breast imaging and associated clinical factors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(3):W363-70, 2015
                8. Park KS et al: Complementary role of semiquantitative analysis of breast-specific gamma imaging in the diagnosis of breast cancer. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 202(3):690-5, 2014
                9. Conners AL et al: Gamma camera breast imaging lexicon. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 199(6):W767-74, 2012
                10. Conners AL et al: Lexicon for standardized interpretation of gamma camera molecular breast imaging: observer agreement and diagnostic accuracy. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 39(6):971-82, 2012
                11. Goldsmith SJ et al: SNM practice guideline for breast scintigraphy with breast-specific gamma-cameras 1.0. J Nucl Med Technol. 38(4):219-24, 2010
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                KEY FACTS

                • Terminology

                  • Imaging

                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                      TERMINOLOGY

                      • Abbreviations

                        • Molecular breast imaging (MBI)
                        • Breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI)
                      • Definitions

                        • MBI: Use of dual-camera system with cadmium-zinc-telluride semiconductor detectors
                          • Some reports use MBI to refer to any dedicated gamma camera breast imaging technique
                        • BSGI: Use of single-head detector with sodium iodide or cesium iodide scintillating crystals
                        • 1 millicurie (mCi) = 37 Megabecquerel (MBq)

                      IMAGING

                      • General Features

                        • Structured Reporting

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • Description of Findings

                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                            • Assessment Categories and Recommendations

                              Selected References

                              1. Ching JG et al: Breast Lesions Detected via Molecular Breast Imaging: Physiological Parameters Affecting Interpretation. Acad Radiol. ePub, 2018
                              2. Hruska CB: Molecular breast imaging for screening in dense breasts: state of the art and future directions. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 208(2):275-283, 2017
                              3. American College of Radiology. ACR practice parameter for the performance of molecular breast imaging (MBI) using a dedicated gamma camera. https://www.acr.org/~/media/ACR/Documents/PGTS/guidelines/MBI.pdf. Accessed September 16, 2017
                              4. Berg WA: Nuclear breast imaging: clinical results and future directions. J Nucl Med. 57 Suppl 1:46S-52S, 2016
                              5. Hruska CB et al: Diagnostic workup and costs of a single supplemental molecular breast imaging screen of mammographically dense breasts. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(6):1345-53, 2015
                              6. Hruska CB et al: Effect of menstrual cycle phase on background parenchymal uptake at molecular breast imaging. Acad Radiol. 22(9):1147-56, 2015
                              7. Hruska CB et al: Background parenchymal uptake during molecular breast imaging and associated clinical factors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(3):W363-70, 2015
                              8. Park KS et al: Complementary role of semiquantitative analysis of breast-specific gamma imaging in the diagnosis of breast cancer. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 202(3):690-5, 2014
                              9. Conners AL et al: Gamma camera breast imaging lexicon. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 199(6):W767-74, 2012
                              10. Conners AL et al: Lexicon for standardized interpretation of gamma camera molecular breast imaging: observer agreement and diagnostic accuracy. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 39(6):971-82, 2012
                              11. Goldsmith SJ et al: SNM practice guideline for breast scintigraphy with breast-specific gamma-cameras 1.0. J Nucl Med Technol. 38(4):219-24, 2010