Impact of computed tomography-positron emission tomography fusion in staging patients with thoracic malignancies.

BACKGROUND Positron emission tomography (PET) has been demonstrated to improve staging in patients with thoracic malignancies. This study evaluates the ability of a new imaging technique to improve the spatial resolution and accuracy of PET. METHODS Patients with known or suspected malignancy (n = 21) who were referred for a dedicated PET scan were also… (More)