Tc-99m MIBI uptake in breast carcinoma and axillary lymph node metastases

Clin Nucl Med. 1994 Oct;19(10):898-900. doi: 10.1097/00003072-199410000-00013.


Two female patients with breast cancer and axillary lymph node metastases had Tc-99m MIBI chest scintigraphy. The Tc-99m MIBI uptake in the primary breast cancer and metastatic lymph nodes were noted and discussed. The findings suggest that Tc-99m MIBI chest scintigraphy for palpable breast masses and axillary lymph nodes is a helpful test in detecting malignant breast masses and metastatic lymph nodes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Axilla
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast / diagnostic imaging*
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast / secondary*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymph Nodes / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Middle Aged
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi*


  • Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi