Pet Scan and Lung Cancer Size

Ultima Vez Modificado:: 6 de enero de 2008

Question:

Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"

How large does a lung nodule have to be for a PET scan to be accurate or the test of choice?

Answer:

Anil Vachani, MD, Attending Physician at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, responds:

Pet is generally not recommended for lesions under 8mm. See Pulmonary Nodule on CT for more information.


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