Case Report

PET-MRI Findings of Two Patients with Breast Carcinoma before Treatment


  • Filiz Çelebi
  • Ülkühan Köksal
  • Kezban Nur Pilancı
  • Çetin Ordu
  • Dauren Sarsenov
  • Serkan İlgün
  • Fatmagül Kuşku Çabuk
  • Gül Alço
  • Güzide Özdil
  • Zeynep Erdoğan
  • Vahit Özmen

Received Date: 28.11.2015 Accepted Date: 09.02.2016 Eur J Breast Health 2016;12(2):88-90

Integrated positron-emission tomography-magnetic resonance imaging (PET-MRI) is a new hybrid simultaneous imaging modality with higher soft tissue contrast and lower radiation doses compared with PET-CT. Two patients who were referred to our hospital with left breast masses that were pathologically diagnosed as invasive ductal carcinoma. The women were then scanned using the first PET-MRI system in Turkey, which was established in our department. In this case report, we aimed to determine the advantages of PET-MRI in staging, follow-up, neoadjuvant chemotherapy response, and to compare the usefulness of this modality with PET-CT and dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI.

Keywords: Positron-emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, breast neoplasm