publication . Article . 2010

Contribution of positron emission tomography in pleural disease.

Marie-Paule Larock; Jean-Louis Corhay; Nadia Withofs; Bernard Duysinx; Roland Hustinx; Thierry Bury; Renaud Louis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Summary Introduction Positron emission tomography (PET) now plays a clear role in oncology, especially in chest tumours. We discuss the value of metabolic imaging in characterising pleural pathology in the light of our own experience and review the literature. Background PET is particularly useful in characterising malignant pleural pathologies and is a factor of prognosis in mesothelioma. Metabolic imaging also provides clinical information for staging lung cancer, in researching the primary tumour in metastatic pleurisy and in monitoring chronic or recurrent pleural pathologies. Conclusions PET should therefore be considered as a useful tool in the diagnosis o...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseasesrespiratory system
free text keywords: : Cardiovascular & respiratory systems [Human health sciences], : Systèmes cardiovasculaire & respiratoire [Sciences de la santé humaine], Human health sciences, Cardiovascular & respiratory systems, Sciences de la santé humaine, Systèmes cardiovasculaire & respiratoire, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Positron emission tomography, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Stage (cooking), Radiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Mesothelioma, medicine.disease, Pleural disease, Clinical information, Lung cancer, business.industry, business, Metabolic imaging, Pathology, Pleurisy
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