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Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e318279449b
Mini-Symposium: Review Articles

Oncological Applications of Positron Emission Tomography for Evaluation of the Thorax

Kwee, Thomas C. MD, PhD*; Torigian, Drew A. MD, MA; Alavi, Abass MD, MD (Hon.), DSc (Hon.), PhD (Hon.)

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Abstract

Positron emission tomography is a powerful quantitative molecular imaging technique that is complementary to structural imaging techniques for purposes of disease detection and characterization. This review article will provide an overview of the applications of positron emission tomography for evaluation of patients with oncological diseases that may be encountered in the thorax.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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