FDG-PET in patient with clinical T1N0 lung cancer; Determination of nodal status


Journal Article

To assess the usefulness of FDG-PET for evaluating N-factor in small lung cancer, we focused the object to clinical T1N0 cases. Twenty-two patients were eligible for this study. Six of 22 patients were positive for nodal metastasis pathologically. FDG-PET could demonstrate 4 metastases among them. Although the limitation of FDG-PET was 5 false positive results in 16 pathologically NO patients, FDG-PET had excellent negative predictive value (85%) for evaluation of nodal status in small lung cancer.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kitase, M; Hara, M; Katoh, K; Satoh, Y; Satake, M; Miyagawa, H; Ogino, H; Itoh, M; Ohba, S; Patz, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 209 - 214

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-9252

Citation Source

  • Scopus