Is routine chest radiography a useful test in the follow up of all adult patients with soft tissue sarcoma?

@article{Lord2006IsRC,
  title={Is routine chest radiography a useful test in the follow up of all adult patients with soft tissue sarcoma?},
  author={Hon Lord and Donald Salter and Robert H MacDougall and Gillian R. Kerr},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={79 946},
  pages={799-800}
}
Following treatment for localized soft tissue sarcoma the risk of relapse is either locally or in the lungs. In Edinburgh patients are reviewed every 6 months with a chest X-ray (CXR). The radiation exposure over a 10 year follow up remains small, but it is unclear if all patients, irrespective of the initial grade of their primary tumour, require this. To determine the pick up rate of lung metastases by routine CXR over a 10 year period and to review the primary histology. Adult patients on… CONTINUE READING