World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187--196

Role of18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the evaluation of breast carcinoma: Indications and pitfalls with illustrative case examples


Moheieldin M Abouzied1, Ahmed Fathala1, Ahmad AlMuhaideb1, Mohammed H Al Qahtani2 
1 Department of Radiology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Cyclotron and Radiopharmaceuticals, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Moheieldin M Abouzied
Department of Radiology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Whole-body18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) has been used extensively in the last decade for the primary staging and restaging and to assess response to therapy in these patients. We aim to discuss the diagnostic performance of PET/computed tomography in the initial staging of breast carcinoma including the locally advanced disease and to illustrate its role in restaging the disease and in the assessment of response to therapy, particularly after the neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Causes of common pitfalls during image interpretations will be also discussed.


How to cite this article:
Abouzied MM, Fathala A, AlMuhaideb A, Al Qahtani MH. Role of18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the evaluation of breast carcinoma: Indications and pitfalls with illustrative case examples.World J Nucl Med 2020;19:187-196


How to cite this URL:
Abouzied MM, Fathala A, AlMuhaideb A, Al Qahtani MH. Role of18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the evaluation of breast carcinoma: Indications and pitfalls with illustrative case examples. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 28 ];19:187-196
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