PET/CT detects internal mammary breast cancer metastasis

05/5/2013 | MolecularImaging.net

A study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology has found that an 18F-FDG-PET/CT scan that is positive for breast cancer metastasis to internal mammary lymph nodes can signal "malignant involvement on ultrasound-guided FNA [fine-needle aspiration]." The researchers also said "the presences of high tumor grade, [lymphovascular invasion], or triple receptor-negative status are risk factors for IM node positivity on 18F-FDG PET/CT." Identification of breast cancer metastasis to internal mammary lymph nodes may lead to modification in staging and survival prediction, the study suggested.

View Full Article in:

MolecularImaging.net

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Compliance Director
Abbott Laboratories
Santa Clara, CA
Junior to Mid-Level FDA Associate
Morgan Lewis
Washington, DC
Product Development Manager, Disposable Medical Products
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA
Neurovascular Intervention Product Sales Rep, North East
ASAHI INTECC
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Senior Manager, Compliance
Stryker
Fremont, CA