Sestimibi scan

You are given an injection of a radioactive substance called Technetium 99 which circulates around the body and is picked up by active cells including cancer cells.

A scanner can then detect areas of increased activity. It is not a good method for picking up small tumours.

This technique is not widely used in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in New Zealand at present.

 
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