Hello all! I am sorry
that it took me so long to post information on the BSGI/MBI test. I am getting married this month and between
wedding plans and health issues I have just lost track of time.
I did have the BSGI/MBI test and I wanted to share my
experience so everyone would have a better idea of what this test involved. I had the procedure at a local breast center
and it took only about 30 minutes for the test and I was there for about an
hour total. I received an injection of a
tracer that accumulates in the cancer cells and makes them “light up” on the
computer screen. The test was similar to
the mammogram except you are sitting down while they do the images. They took three images of each breast and it showed
no evidence of cancer in my breasts. I
do, however, have an issue that requires further investigation—probably calcification
on a rib or a bone spur----but not cancer.
The test was extremely easy and I would definitely recommend it to
anyone that is not comfortable with the results received from their mammogram
or ultrasound and wants to ease their mind.
Right before my test, I did have the opportunity to meet a
patient that had a cancerous lump that did not show up on her mammogram and was
found by the BSGI/MBI procedure. She was
incredibly inspiring and really made me thankful that this test was available
Best wishes to everyone!
Post Edited (ShariT) : 8/8/2012 8:12:16 AM (GMT-6)