Prospective multicenter study of axillary nodal staging by positron emission tomography in breast cancer: A report of the staging of breast cancer with PET study group Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Nomograms

abstract

  • FDG-PET has moderate accuracy for detecting axillary metastasis but often fails to detect axillae with small and few nodal metastases. Although highly predictive for nodal tumor involvement when multiple intense foci of tracer uptake are identified, FDG-PET is not routinely recommended for axillary staging of patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer.

publication date

  • June 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/1473340410001732334

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 277

end page

  • 85

volume

  • 4

number

  • 2