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

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Pleural Diseases
Pleurisy
Positron-Emission Tomography
Tomography
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Diagnosis of malignant pleurisy with positron emission tomography; comparison with computed tomography. / Abe, Koichiro; Koga, H.; Kaneko, K.; Sawamoto, H.; Honda, Hiroshi; Sasaki, Masayuki; Sakai, S.

In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology, Vol. 52, No. 1, 12.02.2007, p. 233-242.

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Abe, K, Koga, H, Kaneko, K, Sawamoto, H, Honda, H, Sasaki, M & Sakai, S 2007, 'Diagnosis of malignant pleurisy with positron emission tomography; comparison with computed tomography', Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 233-242.
Abe, Koichiro ; Koga, H. ; Kaneko, K. ; Sawamoto, H. ; Honda, Hiroshi ; Sasaki, Masayuki ; Sakai, S. / Diagnosis of malignant pleurisy with positron emission tomography; comparison with computed tomography. In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology. 2007 ; Vol. 52, No. 1. pp. 233-242.
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