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    Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction

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    Characterisation of MRI Indeterminate Breast Lesions Using Dedicated Breast PET and Prone FDG PET-CT in Patients with Breast Cancer—A Proof-of-Concept Study

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    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with breast cancer to assess extent of disease or multifocal disease can demonstrate indeterminate lesions requiring second-look ultrasound and ultrasound or MRI-guided biopsies. Prone positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is a dedicated acquisition performed with a breast-supporting device on a standard PET-CT scanner. The MAMmography with Molecular Imaging (MAMMI, Oncovision, Valencia, Spain) PET system (PET-MAMMI) is a true tomographic ring scanner for the breast. We investigated if PET-MAMMI and prone PET-CT were able to characterise these MRI- indeterminate lesions further. A total of 10 patients with breast cancer and indeterminate lesions on breast MRI were included. Patients underwent prone PET-MAMMI and prone PET-CT after injection of FDG subsequently on the same day. Patients then resumed their normal pathway, with the clinicians blinded to the results of the PET-MAMMI and prone PET-CT. Of the MRI-indeterminate lesions, eight were histopathologically proven to be malignant and two were benign. PET-MAMMI and prone PET-CT only were able to demonstrate increased FDG uptake in 1/8 and 0/8 of the MRI-indeterminate malignant lesions, respectively. Of the MRI-indeterminate benign lesions, both PET-MAMMI and prone PET-CT demonstrated avidity in 1/2 of these lesions. Our findings do not support the use of PET-MAMMI to characterise indeterminate breast MRI lesions requiring a second look ultrasound