Internal Mammary Lymph Node Metastasis from Breast Cancer

  • Robert MatthewsEmail author
  • Elham Safaie


Internal mammary lymph node metastasis from breast cancer is important to detect as it upstages the patient and requires adjustment of the radiotherapy field. PET/MR imaging can help determine if there is malignant lymph node involvement through the combination of morphological MRI characteristics and determination of metabolic activity.


Lymph nodes Internal mammary nodes Breast cancer Metastasis PET/MR FDG 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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