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Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e318254a198

Evidence-based Imaging in Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review

Ravenel, James G. MD

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. To assess prognosis, optimize treatment, and avoid potentially harmful futile treatments it is critical to have a complete understanding of the tumor’s histology, molecular characteristics, and stage at the time of diagnosis. From the radiologist’s perspective, the goal is to provide as accurate a stage as possible before the use of minimally invasive or invasive procedures to guide the site of biopsy and confirm a final pathologic stage. This article reviews the evidence behind the imaging technologies used in the staging evaluation of lung cancer.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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