Can Dedicated Breast PET Identify Suspicious Lesions?

Aunt Minnie (10/9) In a group of 50 patients with mammograms classified as BI-RADS 4, dedicated breast PET missed nine of 18 cancers. In addition, dedicated breast PET recorded increased metabolic activity in 10 benign lesions.

"Our analysis does not allow the recommendation of dedicated breast PET for diagnosis of malignancy in BI-RADS 4 mammographic or ultrasound abnormalities, given the high rate of false-negative results regarding in situ neoplasms," wrote lead author Dr. Lucía Graña-López from Hospital Lucus Augusti Lugo and colleagues.

Author: Nicole Hardy

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