Positron emission tomography imaging in the thorax.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Positron emission tomography imaging has proven valuable in the evaluation and management of thoracic abnormalities. It is more accurate than CT or MR imaging in characterizing indeterminate focal abnormal pulmonary opacities, staging lung cancer, and assessing the therapeutic response. PET imaging in lung cancer also appears to be cost-effective, particularly with whole-body studies. The metabolic and physiologic abnormalities used in FDG-PET imaging, rather than conventional anatomic or morphologic characteristics, provide an invaluable model for the future of tumor imaging.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Erasmus, JJ; Patz, EF

Published Date

  • December 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 715 - 724

PubMed ID

  • 10587793

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-5231

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0272-5231(05)70250-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States