Male primary breast cancer found on FDG-PET/CT

James C. McEachen, Phillip H. Kuo

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We report a case of male primary breast cancer found incidentally on whole body FDG-PET/CT scanning with mammographic and histologic correlation. The relative lack of glandular activity in the male breast potentially increases the sensitivity of FDG-PET/CT for detection of male breast cancer. As in this case, even mild uptake in a male breast lesion should be regarded with suspicion. Although the incidental detection of breast masses on whole body FDG-PET/CT requires great vigilance, the modality provides both anatomic and physiologic data to help characterize primary breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)630-632
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2008


  • Breast cancer
  • Male
  • PET
  • PET/CT
  • Synchronous tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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