Best practices in molecular breast imaging: A guide for technologists

Tiffinee N. Swanson, Thuy D. Tran, Lacey R. Ellingson, Michael K. O'Connor, Deborah J. Rhodes, Katie N. Hunt, Amy Lynn Conners, Carrie B. Hruska

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Molecular breast imaging (MBI) technologists must have a combination of both nuclear medicine skills and mammographic positioning skills. Currently, no formal programs offer this type of hybrid technologist training. The purpose of this perspective is to provide a best-practices guide for technologists performing MBI. Familiarity with best practices may aid in obtaining high-quality MBI examinations by decreasing the likelihood of image artifacts, positioning problems, and other factors that contribute to falsenegative or false-positive findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of nuclear medicine technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018


  • Molecular breast imaging
  • Protocol
  • Technologist guidebook

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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