The role of PET and MRI in evaluating the feasibility of skin-sparing mastectomy following neoadjuvant therapy


MALYA F. Ü. , Kadioglu H., BEKTAŞOĞLU H. K. , GÜCİN Z., YILDIZ Ş., GÜZEL M., ...More

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.46, no.2, pp.626-636, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0300060517719837
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.626-636

Abstract

Objective To investigate the role of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in evaluating the feasibility of skin-sparing mastectomy in patients with locally-advanced breast cancer (LABC) who will undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) by evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of PET and MRI compared with skin biopsy results before and after NAC treatment.