Prone 18F-FDG PET/CT changes diagnostic and surgical intervention in a breast cancer patient: Some considerations about PET/CT imaging acquisition protocol

Carla Canevari, Francesca Gallivanone, Veronica Zuber, Alberto Marassi, Claudio Losio, Luigi Gianolli, Maria Carla Gilardi, Isabella Castiglioni

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Abstract

We report a case study demonstrating the value of prone positioning in positron emission tomography (PET) of a woman with diagnosed breast cancer (BC) addressed to lumpectomy. Surgeon required 18F-fluorodeoxiglucose (18F-FDG) PET study for staging and assessment of lymphnode involvement/metastasis prior to lumpectomy: a whole-body supine study and a prone acquisition of breast. Supine study revealed one lesion, while prone study revealed two lesions. Prone PET findings changed diagnosis and therapeutic intervention for patient who was subsequently subjected to quadrantectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-509
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Prone acquisition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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