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Case Study:
Breast Cancer


47 year old female with left breast cancer completed treatment five years ago. Mammogram eight months ago revealed lumpectomy changes in the left breast and no abnormalities in the right breast. The patient had a 1.0 cm indeterminant lesion in the right lobe of the liver on CT scan performed for abdominal pain. PET/CT was done to evaluate the liver for possible metastases.

PET/CT Result

PET/CT images showed a 1.1 cm hypermetabolic mass in the right breast and the liver was normal.


Needle biopsy confirmed infiltrating ductal carcinoma. The sentinel node biopsy was negative
and the patient underwent lumpectomy and local radiation therapy.

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