PET/Computed Tomography in Breast Cancer: Can It Aid in Developing a Personalized Treatment Design?

Sumeet Suresh Malapure, Kalpa Jyoti Das, Rakesh Kumar

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PET with fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging has significantly improved the management of breast cancer. FDG, however, is not tumor-specific and various image interpretation pitfalls may occur due to false-positive and false-negative causes of FDG uptake. PET/CT imaging with more specific radiopharmaceuticals may provide useful information about the pathophysiology in such cases. In the present article, we reviewed the use of whole-body FDG-PET/CT and 18F-16α-17β-Fluoroestradiol PET/CT imaging to determine if these can be used to develop personalized treatment design for the better management of breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-303
Number of pages7
JournalPET Clinics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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