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A positron emission mammography (PEM) scan is a highly advanced medical imaging tool. It is a relatively new, advanced application of positron emission tomography (PET) scanning but is specific to the breast.
It includes both normal and abnormal metabolic activity, as well as the anatomic details of the area where the normal and abnormal activity is taking place.
A PEM scan is most often used to detect and localize breast cancer and determine the extent of the spread of cancer and its response to therapy. This information can help your doctor better understand what is occurring with your breast and discuss with you the most effective treatment options.
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