Usefulness of circumference difference for estimating the likelihood of malignancy in small solitary pulmonary nodules on CT

@article{Saito2007UsefulnessOC,
  title={Usefulness of circumference difference for estimating the likelihood of malignancy in small solitary pulmonary nodules on CT},
  author={Hajime Saito and Yoshihiro Minamiya and Hideki Kawai and Taku Nakagawa and Manabu Ito and Yukiko Hosono and Satoru Motoyama and Manabu Hashimoto and Koichi Ishiyama and Jun-ichi Ogawa},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          348-54
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The presence of a small solitary pulmonary nodule (SSPN) is a common finding on chest computed tomography (CT); however, preoperative diagnosis of SSPN is often difficult. We measured the extent of ground-glass opacity (GGO) and our own original method of circumference difference (CD) as an additional approach in classifying SSPN revealed on CT, and evaluated the likelihood of malignancy. METHOD In total, 214 single SSPN with diameter <15mm were studied. All SSPN were histologically… CONTINUE READING

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