At Middlesex Health, we’re proud to be the first health system in Connecticut to offer the latest dual-headed Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) technology for our patients. When potential problems are found during a mammogram, an MBI procedure can produce razor sharp images of the breast to help radiologist to pinpoint the abnormality and make a definitive determination about its size, shape, location and type. And the test can be performed on an outpatient basis, with less radiation exposure and less discomfort—because the breast does not need to be compressed.
Best of all, MBI scans can identify potential problems that other techniques—like conventional mammograms, ultrasounds or MRIs—can miss. And a better chance for early detection means a better chance for successful treatment.
To be a candidate for Molecular Breast Imaging, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- You must have dense breast tissue; or
- You must have a personal history of breast cancer; or
- You must have an inconclusive mammogram