Breast Cancer Case Study 01
PET/CT FINDINGS: The initial staging PET/CT scan revealed hypermetabolic foci in the left breast that were consistent with the known malignancy.
Follow-Up Scan Imaging Findings
FOLLOW-UP PET/CT FINDINGS: A follow-up restaging PET/CT scan performed in June 2008 was compared to the thoracic and abdominal CT study performed in January 2008.
There was worsening mesenteric and peripancreatic adenopathy when compared to the CT scan of January 2008. The bony metastatic disease within the chest, abdomen and pelvis was unchanged from January 2008, but there were multiple additional bony metastases which had spread throughout the skeletal system. There was focal uptake within the distal descending colon which correlated with a possible hyperdense focus noticeable on CT. This was suspicious for metastatic disease or primary colon neoplasm rather than physiologic activity. A colonoscopy was recommended for further evaluation.
Data courtesy of Dr. David Townsend, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, USA
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