18-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography in the Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancerenglish
Version: 2 ID: 7-20 Version 2 Oct 2012
Type of Content: Guidelines & Advice, Clinical
Document Status: Current
Adult patients with lung cancer.
What is the role of 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in:
- The diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN)?
- The staging of primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at initial diagnosis?
- The staging of primary small cell lung cancer (SCLC)? Outcomes of interest include accuracy measures of imaging and the impact of PET on patient management and patient outcomes.
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