Flare phenomenon in positron emission tomography in a case of breast cancer-a pitfall of positron emission tomography imaging interpretation

Dom Gene Tu, Wei Jen Yao, Tsai Wang Chang, Nan Tsing Chiu, Yi Hsun Chen

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Abstract

We present an unusual case of breast cancer with increased FDG uptake 4 months after chemotherapy. A PET-CT scan displayed results that mimicked multiple lymph node metastases in the right axilla, the mediastinum, and the bilateral pulmonary hilar regions. However, the increased FDG uptake disappeared 17 months later without any additional medical treatment, suggesting the occurrence of flare phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-470
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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