Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

A Possible Solution for Women with Dense Breasts Using FMTVDM to Measure Changes in Breast Tissue

Richard M Fleming1*, Matthew R Fleming1, William C Dooley2 and Tapan K Chaudhuri3

1FHHI-Omnificimaging-Camelot, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2Oklahoma University Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA

*Corresponding Author: Richard M Fleming, FHHI-Omnificimaging-Camelot, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Received: November 26, 2019; Published: January 17, 2020



Background: A quantitative molecular breast imaging (MBI) utility patent (FMTVDM*), previously validated at experienced MBI centers was independently tested for clinical application at a private practice Reno, Nevada cardiologists office. Of the women studied, four were known to have dense breasts.

Methods: Using FMTVDM, a private practice cardiologist and nuclear technologist investigated four women with dense breasts, including 13-specific regions of interest (ROI). The results were compared with the mammographic and tissue findings from the medical record.

Results: Four women with dense breasts were told they had breast cancer by mammography. The medical record and measured FMTVDM found one woman had ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) and another had breast cancer. Two of the four had no evidence of DCIS or cancer.

Conclusions: FMTVDM quantitative MBI measurements correctly identified the cancer and DCIS patients, while additionally correctly identifying one of the two remaining women as having inflammatory breast changes and the final woman having no evidence of inflammation or cancer. While mammography misdiagnosed 50% of the women with dense breasts, FMTVDM correctly identified the breast tissue by measuring the metabolic and regional blood flow in the breasts – correctly identifying the dense tissue as the expected normal fibro glandular tissue present in 50% of all women.

Keywords: FMTVDM; Breast Cancer; Dense Breasts; Nancy Cappello



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Citation: Richard M Fleming, Matthew R Fleming, William C Dooley and Tapan K Chaudhuri. “A Possible Solution for Women with Dense Breasts Using FMTVDM to Measure Changes in Breast Tissue". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.2 (2020): 111-114.


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