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Study of Breast Tumors by Thermography, 67Gallium Citrate and ECAT Using 13N-Ammonia

  • L. de Thibault de Boesinghe
  • K. Schelstraete

Abstract

Thermography is a useful tool for the diagnosis of breast tumors. The thermographic criteria of a malignant tumor are hyperthermia and vascular anarchism. Thermography is a non-invasive technique and no ionising radiation is needed for the examination of the patient. However a number of malignant tumors are “cold” without vascular anarchism and are not diagnosed by this method. For this reason we also investigated other atraumatic methods.

Keywords

Benign Breast Disease Capillary Blood Flow Metastatic Breast Carcinoma Gallium Scintigraphy 67Gallium Citrate 
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References

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    S. D. Richman, Breast scintigraphy with 99mTc pertechnetate and 67Gallium citrate, J. of Nuclear Medicine 16: 4 (1975).Google Scholar
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    S. D. Richman, Usefulness of Gallium scintigraphy in primary and metastatic breast carcinoma, J. of Nuclear Medicine 16: 11 (1975).Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. 1.
    C. W. Williams, The ortec ECAT. Vth international conference on information processing in medical imaging. Van der Bilt University, Nashville Tenessee (1977).Google Scholar
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    L. Thibault de Boesinghe, La telethermographie infrarouge dans l’etude de la pathologie mammaire monographie: Diagnostic et traitement des affections mammaires, Medical World Press (1980).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. de Thibault de Boesinghe
    • 1
  • K. Schelstraete
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiotherapy and Nuclear MedicineUniversity HospitalGhentBelgium

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