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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Evaluation with CT, MR Imaging, and PET

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Evaluation with CT, MR Imaging, and PET,10.1148/rg.241035058,Radiographics,Z. J. Wang,G. P. Reddy,M. B. Gotway,C. B. H

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Evaluation with CT, MR Imaging, and PET   (Citations: 43)
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Journal: Radiographics , vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 105-119, 2004
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    • ...MRI also is the imaging modality of choice in those in whom intravenous iodinated contrast is contraindicated [29]...
    • ...The standardized uptake value (SUV) in PET is a semiquantitative measure of the metabolic activity of a lesion and the SUV is significantly higher in mesothelioma than in other benign pleural diseases such as pleural plaques or inflammatory pleuritis [29,30], and one study found PET scanning to have a 96.8% sensitivity and an 88.5% specificity at distinguishing benign from malignant pleural disease [31]...

    Alastair J Mooreet al. Malignant mesothelioma

    • ...Patients with advanced MPM may have radiographic findings of mediastinal widening due to direct tumor invasion or lymph node involvement, enlargement of the cardiac margins secondary to pericardial invasion with effusion, and evidence of rib destruction or soft tissue masses extending from the chest wall.A chest CT scan is the key imaging modality used for MPM evaluation and follow-up. Preliminary removal of fluid improves the visualization of pleural abnormalities. Unilateral pleural effusion, nodular pleural thickening and interlobar fissure thickening are the most frequent features observed [...

    Laurent Greillieret al. Mesothelioma and Asbestos-Related Pleural Diseases

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