n SA Journal of Radiology - Staging of breast cancer with PET / CT : pictorial essay
|Article Title||Staging of breast cancer with PET / CT : pictorial essay|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Author||J.S. Moller, W.H. Pieterse, P.D. Du Toit, S. Bonnet, A. Diedericks and W. Brummer|
|Publication Date||Sep 2008|
|Pages||75 - 76|
Imaging plays a vital role in the staging and restaging of breast cancer. Traditionally, chest X-ray, bone scintigraphy and liver ultrasound or computed tomography are used. Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) positron emission tomography / computed tomography (PET / CT) has great potential for whole-body staging with a single procedure. The greatest utility of PET / CT lies in distant or M-staging, whereas its role in locoregional staging is generally considered to be complementary to other modalities.
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