Wednesday, September 26, 2018

FDG-PET/CT Helps Assess Stage Of Breast Cancer In Men, Study Suggests.

Aunt Minnie (9/26, Forrest) reports a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine that the hybrid modality of FDG-PET/CT achieves results in assessing breast cancer in men comparable to those in women with respect to “accurate staging of the disease.” The article adds, “PET/CT showed unsuspected distant metastases in 18% of cases, which resulted in patients being upstaged to stage IV” which was “comparable to rates among female patients with breast cancer.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

Categories: 2018, September, News, Screening and MammographyNumber of views: 2345


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