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[Indications for the use of PET or PET/CT in patients with breast cancer].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ugeskrift for laeger
1603-6824
Publication Date
Volume
173
Issue
42
Pages
2638–2641
Identifiers
PMID: 22027163
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

PET and PET/CT, using 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose, are not suited for primary diagnostics of small tumours or lymph node metastases to the axilla. In return, the method has a high sensitivity and specificity regarding the detection of loco-regional recurrence and metastases to mediastinal lymph nodes, bones, liver and lungs. Whether the method can replace the conventional evaluation or be a supplement if conventional evaluation is non-conclusive, remains unresolved. PET/CT has a clear advantage compared to PET alone and will probably find increasing use in the treatment planning and evaluation of patients with breast cancer.

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