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Breast Cancer and PET Imaging

Ismet Sarikaya
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2021.0004
Pubmed: 33576480
Nucl. Med. Rev 2021;24(1):16-26.

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Vol 24, No 1 (2021)
Published online: 2021-01-29
Submitted: 2020-05-16
Accepted: 2020-10-21


Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and among the most common indications of oncologic positron
emission tomography (PET) studies. In this review article, updated anatomical, pathological, and clinical information about
breast cancer were provided for Nuclear Medicine physicians to better understand breast cancer and interpret PET images
and a review of the literature on the use of PET imaging in breast cancer was summarized.


Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and among the most common indications of oncologic positron
emission tomography (PET) studies. In this review article, updated anatomical, pathological, and clinical information about
breast cancer were provided for Nuclear Medicine physicians to better understand breast cancer and interpret PET images
and a review of the literature on the use of PET imaging in breast cancer was summarized.

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Breast cancer; PET, FDG; NaF; FES

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