Diagnosis of malignant pleurisy with positron emission tomography; comparison with computed tomography

Koichiro Abe, H. Koga, K. Kaneko, H. Sawamoto, Hiroshi Honda, Masayuki Sasaki, S. Sakai

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Abstract

Presence of malignant pleurisy adversely affects the staging and prognosis. We discussed here the role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) -PET for the diagnosis of malignant pleural diseases. On the one hand, FDG-PET is quite efficient for the differentiation between malignant and benign pleural diseases even if CT findings are subtle, but on the other it has a limitation for the detection of small lesions because of its relatively poor resolution. Combining PET with CT findings makes more accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-242
Number of pages10
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume52
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 12 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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