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Molecular Breast Imaging 

 Our Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch was the first in Texas and one of the first in the world to offer dual-head Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), an exam that can help find breast tumors smaller than 1 centimeter that might be missed with other screening tools. 

Here’s how it works:

  • A radioactive agent is injected through a vein
  • The agent is absorbed by cancer cells in heavier concentrations than in normal cells
  • A special camera detects any concentrations—even around the tiniest tumors 

MBI is not meant to replace mammography. In fact, mammography is still the gold standard for detecting breast cancer. However, MBI may offer an advantage over mammography for women at high risk of cancer or women with dense breasts. Tumors and dense breast tissue both show up white on mammogram results, so MBI can identify tumors that might not otherwise be visible. 

The high quality images of MBI can also be compared to mammograms results, making it easier for your radiologist to get a clearer picture of your breast health. To find out if you are a candidate for MBI, talk to your physician. 

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