May 7, 2013

FDG PET/CT points out malignant lymph nodes inside the breast

Kathy Fay Mahdoubi reporting in Molecular Imaging, May 1, 2013, “Poor patient outcomes are associated with primary breast cancer that has metastasized to internal mammary (IM) lymph nodes. Researchers compared F-18 FDG PET/CT with results of cytopathologic testing from image-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA), revealing a high percentage of proven metastases from positive FDG PET scans, according to a study published in the May  issue of theAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.”