I-131 uptake in fat necrosis of the breast

Malak Itani, David H. Lewis

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I-131 uptake in the breast has been described with a variety of normal and pathologic conditions. We present the case of a 38-year-old female who received 317 millicuries of radioactive I-131 treatment for papillary thyroid carcinoma. Post-treatment scan demonstrated I-131 uptake in an area of fat necrosis in the breast.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-167
Number of pages7
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017


  • Breast
  • Fat necrosis
  • I-131
  • Papillary thyroid cancer
  • Poorly differentiated
  • Radioactive iodine therapy


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