Current role of positron emission tomography in thoracic oncology

Val J. Lowe, Keith S. Naunheim

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Continuing advances in PET imaging have resulted in an improved ability to evaluate thoracic malignancies. Published reports demonstrate that PET provides accurate, non-invasive detection and staging of thoracic malignancy. Preliminary studies suggest that PET may also be able to assess the therapeutic response accurately. The studies investigating PET have been relatively small but have shown statistically significant advantages over conventional non-invasive techniques in accuracy and possibly even cost/benefit performance in thoracic malignancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-712
Number of pages10
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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