Initial Assessment of 18FDG-PET/MRIin Determining the Extent of Systemic Disease in Breast Cancer Patients
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Because MRI can provide increased brain and liver lesion detection as compared with CT, the investigators hypothesize that FDG-PET/MRI will provide concordant or improved lesion detection as compared with FDG-PET/CT in breast cancer patients at a decreased radiation dose.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Any patient with a history or breast cancer undergoing PET/CT either for initial staging or for disease surveillance
Pregnant patients and patients with known contraindications for whole body MR imaging (e.g., pacemakers, recent surgery, brain vascular clips, etc.) will be excluded from the study. Patients will be screened with a questionnaire to be sure they have no medical devices that could make the procedure unsafe. Patients with glomerular filtration rate (GFR) < 15 ml/min/1.73m2 or who are on dialysis will be excluded from the study.