publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2015

Use of computed tomography and positron emission tomography/computed tomography for staging of local extent in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Frauenfelder, Thomas; Kestenholz, Peter; Hunziker, Roger; Nguyen, Thi Dan Linh; Fries, Martina; Veit-Haibach, Patrick; Husmann, Lars; Stahel, Rolf; Weder, Walter; Opitz, Isabelle;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT for staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in patients undergoing induction chemotherapy. METHODS Sixty-two patients (median age, 61 years; female: n = 9) with proven MPM underwent CT after induction chemotherapy. Of these, 28 underwent additional PET/CT. Extrapleural pneumonectomy was performed for pathological TNM staging. Clinical TNM stage was assessed by 3 independent readers. Relative and absolute underestimation and overestimation were compared with pathological tumor stage. Sensitivity, specificity, and ...
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free text keywords: Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinic for Nuclear Medicine, Clinic for Oncology and Hematology, Clinic for Thoracic Surgery, 610 Medicine & health, Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging, Computed tomography, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Radiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Stage (cooking), Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography, business.industry, business, Pleural mesothelioma
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2015

Use of computed tomography and positron emission tomography/computed tomography for staging of local extent in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Frauenfelder, Thomas; Kestenholz, Peter; Hunziker, Roger; Nguyen, Thi Dan Linh; Fries, Martina; Veit-Haibach, Patrick; Husmann, Lars; Stahel, Rolf; Weder, Walter; Opitz, Isabelle;