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A Case Study on Utility of 18FDG-PET/CT Scan in Identifying Active Extra Lymph Nodes and Staging of Breast Cancer.

Farid Risheq, M. Ziad Alrisheq, Shuaa Al-Sadoon, Karim Al-Faqih, Mays Abdulazeez

Our results demonstrated that 18FDG-PET/CT scans had significantly
changed the TNM stages of breast cancer patients.

A single session of PET/CT scan was effective in detecting active extra lymph nodes and distant occult metastases, which were not identified by conventional diagnostic techniques, and might advantageously replace bone scan, and contrast enhanced CT of chest, abdomen and pelvis.