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Detection of extrathoracic metastases by positron emission tomography in lung cancer.

Authors
  • Weder, W
  • Schmid, R A
  • Bruchhaus, H
  • Hillinger, S
  • von Schulthess, G K
  • Steinert, H C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1998
Volume
66
Issue
3
Identifiers
PMID: 9768946
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Whole-body FDG PET improves detection of ETMs in patients with non-small cell lung cancer otherwise elegible for operation. In 14% of patients (stage IIIa or less), ETMs were detected, and in total, 20% of the patients were understaged.

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