Imaging diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer

Filippo Pesapane, Kate Downey, Anna Rotili, Enrico Cassano, Dow Mu Koh

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Numerous imaging modalities may be used for the staging of women with advanced breast cancer. Although bone scintigraphy and multiplanar-CT are the most frequently used tests, others including PET, MRI and hybrid scans are also utilised, with no specific recommendations of which test should be preferentially used. We review the evidence behind the imaging modalities that characterise metastases in breast cancer and to update the evidence on comparative imaging accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number79
JournalInsights into Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2020


  • Bone metastases
  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer staging
  • Oncology
  • Positron-emission tomography
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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