Glossary Term:

Title

scintimammography

Phonetic

<b>sin</b>-ti-mam<b>-AHG</b>-gruh-fee

Description

an imaging study in which a radioactive tracer is put into a vein to find breast cancer cells. The tracer attaches to breast cancer cells. It is a newer technique that may help evaluate women with abnormal mammograms, and is still being studied as doctors try to improve its usefulness. See also imaging studies, mammogram. radioisotope.