Different Types of Imaging Scans: How, When, and Why They are Used - Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Talk

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Scans are a type of imaging that creates pictures of the inside of the body. Scans are used to diagnose metastatic disease, look for new sites of metastasis, monitor progression, and assess response to treatment. Common types of imaging used in MBC include MRI scans, PET scans, PET/CT scans, CT scans, and bone scans. Researchers are performing clinical trials to improve imaging and decide when imaging should be done. Some scans use radioactive tracers that create a better picture of the cancer.

This month, we begin a series about the different types of scans, starting with an overview. In future months, we will highlight details of different types of scans. Click the links below to learn more about the different types of scans and about radioactive tracers used in scans, as well as find imaging clinical trials.

Imaging Scans for MBC
MBC Clinical Trials

Last Modified on June 3, 2024



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