Evolving role of imaging modalities in inflammatory breast cancer

Le-Petross, Carisa H. and Bidaut, Luc and Yang, Wei T. (2008) Evolving role of imaging modalities in inflammatory breast cancer. Seminars in Oncology, 35 (1). pp. 51-63. ISSN 0093-7754

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Abstract

Imaging plays several key roles in the diagnosis and assessment of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). These include characterization of the known tumor, delineation of locoregional disease in the ipsilateral and contralateral breast and regional lymph node basins, diagnosis of distant metastases, and evaluation of treatment response. We review the role of conventional imaging modalities, including mammography and sonography. We also discuss the potential of using evolving imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET/CT), and more advanced or emerging imaging techniques in the assessment of IBC. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Keywords:antineoplastic agent, fluorodeoxyglucose f 18, advanced cancer, article, breast cancer, cancer chemotherapy, cancer diagnosis, cancer invasion, cancer radiotherapy, clinical feature, computer assisted tomography, cost effectiveness analysis, diagnostic imaging, differential diagnosis, disease course, echography, human, inflammatory breast cancer, lymph node, lymphoma, mammography, mastitis, metastasis, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, priority journal, single photon emission computer tomography, tumor biopsy, Breast Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Female, Humans, Inflammation, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neoplasm Metastasis, Positron-Emission Tomography, Ultrasonography, Mammary
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B800 Medical Technology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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