Article Abstract

Performance of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) dedicated breast PET for early breast cancer

Authors: Masae Torii, Masakazu Toi


Diagnosticimaging in primary breast cancer is used for screening, staging, deciding theresection area, detecting other lesions, evaluating the treatment response, andother purposes. The fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG)positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was developed todetect hyper-glucometabolism in cancer tissue and its use in clinicalmanagement (1).