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[Bronchial carcinoma: new radiologic methods].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift
Publication Date
Volume
127
Issue
47
Pages
1945–1949
Identifiers
PMID: 9480534
Source
Medline

Abstract

New imaging techniques, technical modifications, and new applications of established imaging techniques are discussed with regard to their cost-effectiveness in improving the end result (cure, survival, quality of life). In detecting lung cancer, two methods seem most likely to overcome the known limits of chest radiography: digital radiography with postprocessing and, for risk groups, low-dose CT. Specific diagnosis depends on detection of tiny calcifications, increased vascularization (CT, MRI) or metabolic activity (PET). Clinical staging will be improved by very short time acquisition (MRI), combination of morphologic and biological information (cross sectional techniques) and by observing metabolic activity (PET).

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