Mediastinal staging of non-small cell lung carcinoma using computed and positron-emission tomography.

@article{Kiernan2002MediastinalSO,
  title={Mediastinal staging of non-small cell lung carcinoma using computed and positron-emission tomography.},
  author={Paul D. Kiernan and Michael James Sheridan and James Lamberti and Barry S. Dicicco and Roger Wigton and Vivian L Hetrick and Betty E Vaughan and Paula R. Graling},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={95 10},
  pages={
          1168-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND We evaluated the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) and positron-emission tomography (PET) in the mediastinal staging of non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS Between May 14, 1999, and November 28, 2000, computerized tomography (CT) and positron-emission tomography (PET) were used to clinically stage 94 consecutive patients with non-small cell carcinoma of the lung (NSCCL). All patients underwent subsequent surgical staging with mediastinoscopy, anterior mediastinotomy, and/or… CONTINUE READING