Assessment of multifocality and axillary nodal involvement in early-stage breast cancer patients using 18F-FDG PET/CT compared to contrast-enhanced and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging and sentinel node biopsy

ERGÜL N., Kadioglu H., Yildiz S., YUCEL S. B., Gucin Z., Erdogan E. B., ...More

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.56, no.8, pp.917-923, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0284185114539786
  • Journal Name: ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.917-923
  • Keywords: Breast, magnetic resonance diffusion/perfusion, PET, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY, FDG-PET/CT, F-18-FDG PET/CT, LYMPH-NODES, MRI, METASTASIS, POPULATION, MODALITIES, EXPERIENCE, DISEASE
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Non-invasive evaluation of the extent of axillary nodal involvement in early-stage breast cancer (ESBC) patients and accurate assessment of multifocality are both challenging. Few reports have explored whether 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) might be more useful than other diagnostic methods in these contexts.