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

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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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.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)233-242
ページ数10
ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
52
1
出版ステータス出版済み - 2月 12 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 放射線学、核医学およびイメージング

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