Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers are continuing to study breast imaging to improve current tests and discover new technologies.

Cancer research is conducted in coordination with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives funding from the National Cancer Institute and is designated as a comprehensive cancer center — recognition for an institution's scientific excellence and multidisciplinary resources focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Women's Cancer Program

The Women's Cancer Program at Mayo Clinic brings together doctors and researchers in breast and gynecologic surgery, medical and radiation oncology, medical genetics, pathology and other specialties to develop new therapies for women's cancers. As part of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, the Women's Cancer Program offers access to potential new therapies through clinical trials. The Women's Cancer Program also provides emotional and social support classes, a resource center and educational programs for women and their families.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on molecular breast imaging on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research profiles

Molecular breast imaging care at Mayo Clinic

Jan. 13, 2018
  1. AskMayoExpert. Molecular breast imaging. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2015.
  2. Nuclear Medicine Procedure Manual. Tumor: Molecular breast imaging scan. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2014.
  3. Rhodes DJ, et al. Molecular breast imaging at reduced radiation dose for supplemental screening in mammographically dense breasts. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015;204:241.
  4. Holbrook A, et al. Alternative screening for women with dense breasts: Breast-specific gamma imaging (molecular breast imaging). American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015;204:252.
  5. Scintimammography. Accessed Feb. 24, 2015.
  6. 510(k) clearances. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Accessed Jan. 11, 2017.