The role of FDG-PET/CT in detecting unsuspected and unknown distant metastasis in the initial staging of NSCLC


Halac M., Ozhan M., Yilmaz Aksoy S., Vatankulu B. , Aliyev A., Asa S., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.44, no.6, pp.1029-1040, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1311-104
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1029-1040

Abstract

Background/aim: Our purpose in this retrospective study was to determine the ratio of unexpected [metastases within the coverage area of thorax computed tomography (CT)] and unknown (metastases out of the coverage area of thorax CT) metastases by positron emission tomography/CT (PET/CT) in patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had no defined metastatic lesion, and to investigate the contribution of fludeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET/CT in metastasis staging.