FDG PET/CT in the management of primary pleural tumors and pleural metastases.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVE. FDG PET/CT is emerging as an important modality in the evaluation of pleural tumors. PET/CT has an established role in the diagnosis and staging and shows promise in therapy planning, therapy response assessment, and providing prognostic information in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. This modality has distinct advantages in characterizing other primary pleural tumors and pleural metastases. CONCLUSION. FDG PET/CT is a useful imaging modality in the management of patients with primary pleural tumors and pleural metastases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kruse, M; Sherry, SJ; Paidpally, V; Mercier, G; Subramaniam, RM

Published Date

  • August 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 201 / 2

Start / End Page

  • W215 - W226

PubMed ID

  • 23883236

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.13.10572

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States