Utility of Positron Emission Tomography in the Mediastinum: Moving Beyond Lung and Esophageal Cancer Staging

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Abstract

Functional imaging using positron emission tomography (PET) has been a major advance in tumor imaging over the last decade. Its role is established in breast cancer, colorectal cancer, nonsmall cell lung cancer, and lymphoma. This article discusses the indications and applications of PET to evaluate mediastinal pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalThoracic surgery clinics
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

Keywords

  • Germ cell tumor
  • Lymphoma
  • Mediastinum
  • PET
  • Thymoma

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