Standard PET/CT of the chest during shallow breathing is inadequate for comprehensive staging of lung cancer.

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UNLABELLED The incidence of malignancy associated with subcentimeter pulmonary nodules (micronodules) in patients with malignant disease has been reported to be as high as 58%. Thus, detection of small lung nodules is important for appropriate staging of lung cancer. Because of respiratory motion, small parenchymal lung lesions can be missed on CT acquired… (More)

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@article{AllenAuerbach2006StandardPO, title={Standard PET/CT of the chest during shallow breathing is inadequate for comprehensive staging of lung cancer.}, author={Martin S. Allen-Auerbach and K W Yeom and John Park and Michael Phelps and Johannes G Czernin}, journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine}, year={2006}, volume={47 2}, pages={298-301} }