Effect of menstrual cycle phase on background parenchymal uptake at molecular breast imaging.

@article{Hruska2015EffectOM,
  title={Effect of menstrual cycle phase on background parenchymal uptake at molecular breast imaging.},
  author={Carrie B. Hruska and Amy Lynn Conners and Celine M. Vachon and Michael K. O'Connor and Lynne T. Shuster and A C Bartley and Deborah J. Rhodes},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={1147-56}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The level of Tc-99m sestamibi uptake within normal fibroglandular tissue on molecular breast imaging (MBI), termed background parenchymal uptake (BPU), has been anecdotally observed to fluctuate with menstrual cycle. Our objective was to assess the impact of menstrual cycle phase on BPU appearance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Premenopausal volunteers who reported regular menstrual cycles and no exogenous hormone use were recruited to undergo serial MBI examinations during… CONTINUE READING