A combined PET-MRI scan could improve treatment for patients with early breast cancer

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Published: 26 Apr 2024
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Dr Rosa Di Micco - San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Dr Rosa Di Micco speaks to ecancer about the use of combined PET-MRI scans to improve treatment for patients with early breast cancer.

The study demonstrated that using PET-MRI scans along with standard care could help doctors detect signs of tumour spreading and make informed decisions about alternative treatment options such as chemotherapy or different types of surgery.

However, it should be noted that the results of this technique are still affected by a high rate of false positives and should therefore be confirmed by further testing.

Overall, using PET-MRI scans could potentially benefit patients with early breast cancer in determining the best treatment pathway.