Imaging lung cancer.

  title={Imaging lung cancer.},
  author={Edward F. Patz},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={26 5 Suppl 15},
Imaging plays an essential role in diagnosing, staging, and following patients with lung cancer. Most tumors are found on chest radiographs, although further evaluation with thoracic computed tomography is performed to stage local disease. Additional radiologic studies, including radionuclide bone scan, brain computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging are typically used in select patients in the search for extrathoracic metastases. More recently, whole body positron emission tomography… CONTINUE READING