Focal Uptakes on Planar Scintigraphy in Breast Cancer Patient: Always a Bone Metastases?
|Mapelli P, Canevari C*, Spinapolice EG and Gianolli L|
|Nuclear Medicine Department, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy|
|Corresponding Author :||Carla canevari
Nuclear Medicine Department
San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received April 30, 2013; Accepted May 16, 2013; Published May 18, 2013|
|Citation: Mapelli P, Canevari C, Spinapolice EG, Gianolli L (2013) Focal Uptakes on Planar Scintigraphy in Breast Cancer Patient: Always a Bone Metastases? J Med Diagn Meth 2:111. doi:10.4172/2168-9784.1000111|
|Copyright: © 2013 Mapelli P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
A 55 years-old patient was treated in 2007 with left mastectomy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy for breast cancer, achieving complete response. Three years later, hepatic recurrence was detected and a planar 99Tc-MDP bone scintigraphy was performed to restage the disease and assess the presence of bone metastases.