Benign breast lesions detected by positron emission tomography-computed tomography

Ana P. Benveniste, Wei Yang, Marcelo F. Benveniste, Osama R. Mawlawi, Edith M. Marom

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18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission computed tomography (FDG PET-CT) is widely used in the initial staging and response evaluation of patients with malignancy. This review describes a spectrum of benign breast findings incidentally detected by FDG PET-CT at staging that may be misinterpreted as malignancy. We describe the pattern of distribution and intensity of FDG uptake in a spectrum of benign breast diseases with their corresponding typical morphological imaging characteristics to help the nuclear medicine physician and/or general radiologist identify benign lesions, avoiding unnecessary breast imaging work-up and biopsies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)919-929
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Benign
  • Breast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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