The role of FDG-PET/CT in detecting unsuspected and unknown distant metastasis in the initial staging of NSCLC


Halac M., Ozhan M., Yilmaz Aksoy S., Vatankulu B., Aliyev A., Asa S. , et al.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.44, ss.1029-1040, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1311-104
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1029-1040

Özet

Background/aim: Our purpose in this retrospective study was to determine the ratio of unexpected [metastases within the coverage area of thorax computed tomography (CT)] and unknown (metastases out of the coverage area of thorax CT) metastases by positron emission tomography/CT (PET/CT) in patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had no defined metastatic lesion, and to investigate the contribution of fludeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET/CT in metastasis staging.