Incidental focal uptake in the breast and axilla on FDG PET: Clinical considerations and differential diagnosis

Andrea L. Magee*, Brittany Z. Dashevsky, Kayleen Jahangir, Kirti Kulkarni

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Abstract

Incidental focal FDG uptake in the breast or axilla on PET/CT performed for evaluation of extra-mammary primary disease presents a diagnostic challenge. Radiologists must consider a broad differential diagnosis, assess clinical history, and judiciously employ other imaging modalities such as mammography, ultrasound and MRI in the pursuit of findings which help narrow the differential diagnosis. Tissue sampling may be reserved for nondiagnostic imaging scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-104
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume45
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breast pathology
  • Computed tomography
  • computed tomography (PET
  • Primary breast cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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