Should chest CT scans be reviewed for breast lesions?

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CONCLUSIONAlthough colonic metastases from a primary breast ductal carcinoma are rare, a low level of suspicion must be maintained in a patient with such a history presenting with abdominal symptoms.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Objective The aim was to investigate the diagnostic potential of dual-time-point 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) in patients with breast cancer with known or suspected liver metastases and to assess its clinical value on clinical management. Patients and methods A total of 151 consecutive patients with breast cancer who underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT scan for staging or restaging, in whom an additional delayed scan of the liver was performed, were retrospectively evaluated. Results Overall, 18F-FDG PET/CT showed the presence of 146 liver metastases in 57 patients. ...
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundRoughly 23% of breast conserving surgery (BCS) patients undergo a second re-excision procedure due to pathologically positive surgical margins. We investigated the feasibility and potential value of micro-Computed Tomography (micro-CT) as a surgical margin guidance tool during BCS.MethodsA cohort of 32 BCS specimens was prospectively imaged with a pre-clinical micro-CT system upon arrival in the surgical pathology laboratory. Reconstructed micro-CT scans were evaluated retrospectively by an experienced breast radiologist, who provided binary determinations whether lesions extended to the specimen margin. ...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrates that the vast majority of ARM nodes (72%) are outside the tangential whole breast radiotherapy fields. In our study, all the ARM nodes were within the axillary radiotherapy fields covering level 1-4 axillary volumes according to the ESTRO contouring guideline, and complete shielding of the humeral head according to the EORTC consensus did not lead to sparing of the ARM nodes. A prospective study is needed to examine the oncological safety of ARM node-sparing axillary radiotherapy and its potential to reduce the risk of arm lymphoedema. PMID: 30446320 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research
Authors: Sarikaya I, Sarikaya A Abstract Objective: Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has limited value in early breast cancer. Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is the current procedure of choice to search for small metastatic deposits in the axillary lymph nodes in early breast cancer. In this retrospective study, we re-evaluated 18F-FDG PET/CT images after locating SLN(s) on PET/CT with the help of SLN single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) images and assessed 18F-FDG uptake particularly in the SLN(s). Our goal was...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Metabolic tumor burden could comprehensively reflect tumor metabolic differences of molecular subtypes of breast cancer, and it can serve to help differentiate patients with basal-like breast cancer. PMID: 30406761 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology : The Turkish Society of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Diagn Interv Radiol Source Type: research
Authors: Hernández Pardines F, Serra Verdú MC, Bernal Vidal A, Mayol Belda JM, Mengual Verdú E Abstract The case concerns a 58 year-old female with no medical history of interest who consulted due to binocular diplopia of one week onset. It was associated with costal pain, dyspnoea, intense asthenia and weight loss of 2 months onset. In the blood analysis in the Emergency Department it showed hypercalcaemia, renal failure, and bicytopenia. The chest x-ray showed lytic bone lesions that initially lead to multiple myeloma with extra-osseous involvement. In addition to the corresponding study, in ...
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Certain MRI features of TNBC such as heterogeneous or rim enhancement, intratumoral very high signal intensity on T2 images, and peritumoral edema might be useful in predicting the prognosis of patients with TNBC.Oncol Res Treat
Source: Oncology Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBackground.Intratumoral heterogeneity of 18F‐fluorodeoxyglucose (18F‐FDG) uptake in primary tumor has proven to be a surrogate marker for predicting treatment outcome in various tumors. However, the value of intraindividual heterogeneity in metastatic diseases remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate pretreatment positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) 18F‐FDG‐based heterogeneity for the prediction of first‐line treatment outcome in metastatic triple‐negative breast cancer (mTNBC).Materials and Methods.mTNBC patients from three clinical trials (NCT00601159, NCT01287624, a...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Radiation Oncology, Breast Cancer, Cancer Imaging Source Type: research
FDG-PET/CT scans can predict the success of radiation therapy in patients with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT helps stage men with breast cancer, too FES-PET enhances treatment for metastatic breast cancer Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans Extremity PET/CT scans unnecessary for melanoma patients
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