Breast Cancer PET/CT Utilization and Case Studies

PET/CT is a noninvasive test that physicians utilize to stage the body for the presence or absence of active tumor, localize the tumor, assess the tumor response to treatment and detect recurrence in treated lesions.

PET/CT Utilization for Breast Cancer

  1. Identifying distant metastatic disease and locoregional recurrence, as an adjunct to conventional imaging modalities, in patients with high clinical suspicion of advanced disease
  2. Evaluating internal mammary node involvement, and evaluating axillary nodes in women who will undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  3. Evaluating response to treatment, as an adjunct to conventional imaging modalities
Source: Atlas of Clinical Positron Emission Tomography by Sallie F. Barrington, Michael N. Maisey and Richard R. Wahl. Oxford University Press, Inc. New York, NY.

Case Studies

Title Description Author
Case 01 Progressive metastatic disease Dr. David Townsend, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, USA
Case 02 Restaging after surgery and chemotherapy Dr.Todd Blodgett, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Case 03 Delineation of small metastases Dr. David Townsend, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, USA