While the methods for diagnostic and screening imaging for breast cancer are numerous, each method has its limitations.
Multimodality imaging has increasingly been shown to improve the effectiveness of these imaging. Imaging of dense
breast tissue has its own set of challenges. Combining MR and gamma for imaging of breast lesions may increase the
sensitivity and specificity in theory especially with dense breasts. This experiment was designed as a proof-of-concept
for combining MR and gamma images in a pre-clinical setting using an ex vivo bovine tissue model. Keeping the tissue
in the same orientation for both imaging modalities was deemed important to increase accuracy. Using the information
of the combined images could assist with localization for biopsy.