Evaluation of pleural disease with 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging.

@article{Duysinx2004EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of pleural disease with 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging.},
  author={Bernard C Duysinx and Delphine Nguyen and Renaud Louis and Didier Cataldo and Tarik Z. Belhocine and Pierre Bartsch and Thierry Bury},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2004},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={489-93}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To study the ability of positron emission tomography (PET) using 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) to distinguish between benign and malignant disease in exudative pleural effusions and pleural thickening. DESIGN Prospective study of 98 consecutive patients presenting with either pleural thickening or an exudative pleural effusion. SETTING… CONTINUE READING