Detection of brain metastasis in potentially operable non-small cell lung cancer: a comparison of CT and MRI.

@article{Yokoi1999DetectionOB,
  title={Detection of brain metastasis in potentially operable non-small cell lung cancer: a comparison of CT and MRI.},
  author={Kohei Yokoi and Noriyuki Kamiya and Haruhisa Matsuguma and Suguru Machida and Tetsuya Hirose and Kouki Mori and Keigo Tominaga},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1999},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={714-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the usefulness of MRI and CT in the detection of brain metastases during preoperative evaluation and postoperative follow-up. DESIGN A prospective and sequential comparison. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 332 patients with potentially operable non-small cell lung cancer who were free of neurologic signs and symptoms, brain CT was performed preoperatively on 155 patients (CT group) and brain MRI on 177 patients (MRI group). Patient characteristics in both groups were… CONTINUE READING

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