Description of disease Solitary pulmonary nodule. Treatment Solitary pulmonary nodule. Symptoms and causes Solitary pulmonary nodule Prophylaxis Solitary pulmonary nodule
Solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is a diagnostic challenge for both radiologists and physicians. There have been numerous common and uncommon causes of SPN. We report a30-year-old Indian man with pulmonary thromboembolism, where the pulmonary thrombus was seen as a SPN on the chest radiograph. To the best of our knowledge, this observation has not been published in the literature.. Keywords: chronic pulmonary thromboembolism, lung mass, pulmonary nodule, pulmonary thrombus, solitary pulmonary ...
Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) has proved to be an accurate non-invasive imaging test for differentiating benign from malignant solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs).1-4 However, some types of cancers, e.g. carcinoid tumours and bronchoalveolar carcinoma, have low FDG uptake that can give false-negative results. Many benign processes such as infection, inflammation and granulomatous diseases, especially tuberculosis (TB), present as SPNs with enhanced FDG uptake leading to false-positive findings.5,6 Since TB is more prevalent in South Africa than in developed countries, it may be anticipated that the accuracy of FDG-PET in differentiating benign from malignant SPNs will be significantly worse owing to a drop in specificity.. Over time the uptake of FDG continues to increase in malignant lesions, whereas it decreases or remains stable in benign lesions.7-9 It was therefore deduced that dual time-point imaging might further improve the accuracy of FDG-PET to distinguish ...
Objective. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) is an accurate non-invasive imaging test for differentiating benign from malignant solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs). We aimed to assess its diagnostic accuracy for differentiating benign from malignant SPNs in a tuberculosis (TB)-endemic area. Methods. Thirty patients, 22 men and 8 women, mean age 60 years, underwent dual time point FDG-PET/computed tomography (CT) imaging, followed by histological examination of the SPN. Maximum standard uptake values (SUVmax) with the greatest uptake in the lesion were calculated for two time points (SUV1 and SUV2), and the percentage change over time per lesion was calculated (%DSUV). Routine histological findings served as the gold standard. Results. Histological examination showed that 14 lesions were malignant and 16 benign, 12 of which were TB. SUVmax for benign and malignant lesions were 11.02 (standard deviation (SD) 6.6) v. 10.86 (SD 8.9); however, when tuberculomas were excluded from
An automated method for analyzing a nodule and a computer storage medium storing computer instructions by which the method can be implemented when the instructions are loaded into a computer to program the computer. The method includes obtaining a digital image including the nodule; segmenting the nodule to obtain an outline of the nodule, including generating a difference image from chest image, identifying image intensity contour lines representative of respective image intensities in a region of interest including the nodule, and obtaining an outline of the nodule based on the image intensity contours; extracting features of the nodule based on the outline; applying features including the extracted features to at least one image classifier; and determining a likelihood of malignancy of the nodule based on the output of the at least one classifier. In one embodiment, extracted features are applied to a linear discriminant analyzer and/or an artificial neural network analyzer, the outputs of
Background: The discovery of a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) on a chest imaging exam is of major clinical concern. However, the incidence rates of SPNs in a general population have not been estimated. The objective of this study was to provide incidence estimates of SPNs in a general population in 5 northeastern regions of France. Methods: This population-based study was undertaken in 5 regions of northeastern France in May 2002-March 2003 and May 2004-June 2005. SPNs were identified by chest CT reports collected from all radiology centres in the study area by trained readers using a standardised procedure. All reports for patients at least 18 years old, without a previous history of cancer and showing an SPN between 1 and 3 cm, were included. Results: A total of 11,705 and 20,075 chest CT reports were collected for the 2002-2003 and 2004-2005 periods, respectively. Among them, 154 and 297 reports showing a SPN were included, respectively for each period. The age-standardised incidence rate (IR)
A solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) or coin lesion is a mass in the lung smaller than 3 centimeters in diameter. It can be an incidental finding found in up to 0.2% of chest X-rays and around 1% of CT scans. The nodule most commonly represents a benign tumor such as a granuloma or hamartoma, but in around 20% of cases it represents a malignant cancer, especially in older adults and smokers. Conversely, 10 to 20% of patients with lung cancer are diagnosed in this way. If the patient has a history of smoking or the nodule is growing the possibility of cancer may need to be excluded through further radiological studies and interventions, possibly including surgical resection. The prognosis depends on the underlying condition. Nodular density is used to distinguished larger lung tumors, smaller infiltrates or masses with other accompanying characteristics. An often used formal radiological definition is the following: a single lesion in the lung completely surrounded by lung parenchyma (functional ...
Fine-needle aspiration of a solitary pulmonary nodule following treatment of metastatic giant-cell tumor of bone.: Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a local, va
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Evaluation of patients with pulmonary nodules. T2 - When is it lung cancer? ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition). AU - Gould, Michael K.. AU - Fletcher, James. AU - Iannettoni, Mark D.. AU - Lynch, William R.. AU - Midthun, David E.. AU - Naidich, David P.. AU - Ost, David E.. PY - 2007/9. Y1 - 2007/9. N2 - Background: Pulmonary nodules are spherical radiographic opacities that measure up to 30 mm in diameter. Nodules are extremely common in clinical practice and challenging to manage, especially small, "subcentimeter" nodules. Identification of malignant nodules is important because they represent a potentially curable form of lung cancer. Methods: We developed evidence-based clinical practice guidelines based on a systematic literature review and discussion with a large, multidisciplinary group of clinical experts and other stakeholders. Results: We generated a list of 29 recommendations for managing the solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) that measures at ...
A bronchoscope can be inserted through the mouth area or nasal area and down the windpipe. From there, it could be inserted in to the airways of the lung area. During bronchoscopy, the ongoing healthcare professional requires a biopsy sample from the solitary pulmonary nodule. If the lesion isnt easy to get at on the airway wall structure or is smaller sized than 2 cm in size, a needle biopsy could be performed. This method is named a transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy. Generally, this system is only successful using endobronchial ultrasound . Transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy: This kind of biopsy can be used if the lesion isnt easy to get at on the airway wall structure or is smaller sized than 2 cm in size. If the solitary pulmonary nodule can be on the periphery of the lung, a biopsy sample needs to be taken by using a needle inserted through the upper body wall and in to the solitary pulmonary nodule. Continue reading →. ...
A bronchoscope can be inserted through the mouth area or nasal area and down the windpipe. From there, it could be inserted in to the airways of the lung area. During bronchoscopy, the ongoing healthcare professional requires a biopsy sample from the solitary pulmonary nodule. If the lesion isnt easy to get at on the airway wall structure or is smaller sized than 2 cm in size, a needle biopsy could be performed. This method is named a transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy. Generally, this system is only successful using endobronchial ultrasound . Transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy: This kind of biopsy can be used if the lesion isnt easy to get at on the airway wall structure or is smaller sized than 2 cm in size. If the solitary pulmonary nodule can be on the periphery of the lung, a biopsy sample needs to be taken by using a needle inserted through the upper body wall and in to the solitary pulmonary nodule. Continue reading →. ...
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Pulmonary nodules or lung nodules are small round or oval shaped growth in the lung. It is also called spot on lung or coin lesion. Most nodules are small 1 to 1.2 inches in diameter. Larger nodules are called lung mass.. Nodule could be malignant (cancer) versus benign (noncancerous). Over 90% small pulmonary nodule are benign. Benign nodule could be ascar from prior infection, granulomas, infection and other conditions. Malignant nodules include primary lung cancer, lymphoma, carcinoid, sarcoma and metastatic nodules- tumors that have spread to lung from cancer in another body part.. Most nodules are asymptomatic and usually found on CXR or CT chest done for some other reasons. Larger lung mass can cause chest pain, cough, hemoptysis. Benign small nodules are commonly seen on CT chest. Usual test done during workup includes chest X-ray, CTchest, and PET scan. If thenodule is large or growing on serial CT chest, abiopsy is recommended or complete removal by thoracoscopic surgery. A biopsy can ...
A number of differentials must be kept in mind while approaching diffuse pulmonary nodules. Interpretation is easier if nodules are the only abnormality. These differentials can be narrowed down based on the several criteria: Based on appearanc...
The purpose of this study was to evaluate efficacy of multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)-CT with Tc-99m Sestamibi in the assessment of solitar
We present a case of congenital bronchial atresia with unique features in a twenty eight years old asymptomatic, non-smoker male who presented to our department for X -ray chest as a part of routine annual medical check up. It revealed an incidental,
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폐 효모균증 치료의 목적은 폐렴의 증상과 징후의 조절, 파종의 예방, 그리고 재발의 방지 등이다. 일반적으로 면역기능과 증상의 정도에 따라 기간과 용량에 차이가 있으며, 가장 흔하게 사용되는 항진균제는 fluconazole를 비롯하여 심각한 증상의 경우에는 amphotericin B, flucytocin 등을 사용하며, itraconazole을 대체제로 사용할 수 있다[2,14,15]. 그러나 면역기능이 정상인 환자에서는 파종성의 증거가 없거나 전신적 증상이 없는 경우는 항진균제 치료 없이도 호전될 수 있음을 보여준 경우도 있으나 [6] , 경증 이상의 경우는 fluconazole을 하루에 400 mg, 3-6개월 또는 12개월까지 사용함을 추천하고 있다 [15] . 국내의 증례에서는 고립성 폐결절로 발현된 면역기능이 정상인 환자에서 초기 내원 시 조직검사를 거부한 환자에서 3개월 뒤 2배 이상 커진 증례가 있었다 [12] . 본 ...
A pulmonary nodule is a spot on the lung that is characterized by a small round or oval shape, according to Cleveland Clinic. Pulmonary nodules are typically smaller than 3 centimeters in diameter. A...
The incidental finding of a pulmonary nodule on computed tomography (CT) is becoming an increasingly frequent event. The discovery of such a nodule should evoke the possibility of a small bronchogenic
Respiratory failure, recent myocardial infarction (less than 3 months prior to the date of lung nodule screening), uncontrolled angina pectoris, congestive cardiac failure, cardiac arrhythmia, uncontrolled infectious disease or any other physical, biological or psychological factor which may prevent adherence to the study protocol or which may impair the patients tolerance to the endoscopy and/or the general ...
Background: The recent National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) has proven that screening for lung cancer by low dose CT (LDCT) scans reduces the related mortality rate by 20%. However, in this program, the false positive rate was extremely high: 96% out of the 24% positive CT findings were non-cancerous. A high rate of false positives leads to unnecessary invasive procedures, which are both costly and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is now widely anticipated that LDCT screening programs will be launched in many countries in the near future. This will lead to a dramatically increased detection of small solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) for invasive investigation. Consequently, additional non-invasive biomarker approach to distinguish between benign and cancerous conditions is necessary. For that purpose, we evaluated in this study the role of exhale breath analysis as a potential non-invasive biomarker to discriminate between benign and malignant SPNs in the post ...
British Thoracic Society guidelines for pulmonary nodules were published in August 2015 for the management of pulmonary nodules seen on CT. In the United Kingdom, they supersede the Fleischner Society guidelines. They are based initially on iden...
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive procedure. This procedure is useful for nodal staging of l...
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Picture the scene: a lung cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting, somewhere in the UK, January 2015. CT images from a patient with suspected colorectal cancer, whom no one present has ever met, are discussed at the request of the colorectal team. An abnormality is present in the right lower lobe of lung. A week earlier, following two clicks and a drag from the colorectal radiologists mouse, a 5 mm incidental pulmonary nodule was identified and is now destined to take its unwitting host on an unpredictable journey, which may span years. Imperfectly remembered advice from multiple professional society guidelines, some a decade old, will be proffered and contested in repeated meetings. How should the nodule be measured, how often, by whom? What is the risk that it is malignant? Is now (ever?) the right time for a biopsy? This scenario, which is likely familiar to many readers, has often served to relegate nodule follow-up to a tedious chore shared widely to ease the burden.. Help is at hand. ...
OCC File number: 2011-7920 History:. The decedent was an 80-year-old male who was found to have an incidental, solitary pulmonary nodule in his right lung following routine radiographic imaging of his chest in April 2011 to assess a previously implanted endovascular stent within his thoracic aorta. This nodule was reported to be pleural based within the right upper lobe and approximately 1.4 cm in greatest dimension. An ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirate of this nodule in the anterior segment of the right upper lobe was obtained on April 26, 2011 and reported as Positive for Malignant Cells / Non-Small Cell Carcinoma. A whole body Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scan was performed which demonstrated that the nodule was 15 mm x 13 mm and metabolically active. No evidence of metabolically active foci was identified within the intrathoracic lymph nodes or elsewhere to suggest metastatic disease. [Of note, in the body of this PET-CT report, the nodule is recorded as ...
hamartomas are the most common type of benign lung tumor and the third most common cause of solitary pulmonary nodules. these firm marble-like tumors are made up of tissue from the lungs lining as we
BACKGROUND: The new technique chest tomosynthesis refers to the principle of collecting low-dose projections of the chest at different angles and using these projections to reconstruct section images of the chest at a radiation dose comparable to that of chest radiography. PURPOSE: To investigate if, for experienced thoracic radiologists, the detectability of pulmonary nodules obtained after only a short initial learning period of chest tomosynthesis improves with additional clinical experience of the new technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two readings of the same clinical chest tomosynthesis cases, the first performed after 6 months of clinical experience and the second after an additional period of 1 year, were conducted. Three senior thoracic radiologists, with more than 20 years of experience of chest radiography, acted as observers, with the task of detecting pulmonary nodules in a jackknife free-response receiver operating characteristics (JAFROC1) study. The image material consisted of 42 ...
An optical waveguide is constructed so as to comprise a non-solid core layer surrounded by a solid-state material, wherein light can be transmitted with low loss through the non-solid core layer, and an electrical component is in fluid communication with the non-solid core layer. The electrical component controls movement of sample material through the non-solid core. The optical wave guide provides light confinement with structured dielectric materials. A presently preferred implementation of the invention employs anti-resonant reflecting optical waveguides (ARROWs or ARROW). Liquid-core waveguides may also be implemented using other dielectric confinement methods where the layers are periodic, such as Bragg mirrors, holey photonic crystal fiber, and omniguides.
Can pneumonia cause lung nodules - Is a 3 mm slightly spiculated lung nodule on ct in lower lobe likely cancer? 60 years old- hx of early breast cancer. Had right pneumonia at the time Pretty worrisome. From your description. Address your concerns with your health care provider who has your history available. If you are not satisfied, ask for referral to a specialist (pulmonologist.)
Lung cancer is responsible for more deaths of central Georgians than any other type of cancer. Thats why accurate, early detection is so important. Screening Lung CT scans at Central Georgia Diagnostics on Hardeman Avenue may play a major role in the detection of lung cancers in earlier stages, often saving lives. The USPSTF recommends screening for current and former smokers age 55 to 80 with a smoking history the equivalent of smoking a pack a day for 30 years. The recommendation for screening includes those who have quit within the past 15 years.. If you are a current smoker or have quit within the past 15 years, aged 55-80 years with a 30 pack-year smoking history, ask your doctor about Screening Lung Cancer CT Scans at Navicent Health and get a clearer picture of your health.. In an effort to enhance the lung cancer patient care process and improve lung cancer patient outcomes, we have implemented a new protocol for patients who have small pulmonary nodules incidentally detected on CT ...
A multidisciplinary writing committee comprising four pulmonologists, two thoracic surgeons, and one radiologist developed or revised recommendations, rated the quality of evidence, and graded the strength of the recommendations by using a standardized approach. The writing committee reviewed all recommendations and reached consensus by iterative discussion and debate. The manuscript was extensively revised, although some sections of text (including much of the section on solid nodules measuring ≤8 mm in diameter) were considered to be current and, therefore, retained from the previous version.. Panel Composition and Responsibilities. A call for applications to serve on the 3rd edition of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Lung Cancer Guidelines (LC III) panel was put forth to the ACCP membership, to past panelists, and to other organizations that have previously endorsed earlier editions of these guidelines or appointed representatives to serve on those panels. Guiding the team ...
Background: There is a wide range of tools used in diagnosis of pulmonary nodules localized beyond the range of standard bronchfiberoscope, but is still difficult to choose best method to obtain tissue samples.. Aims and objectives: The aim of our study was to asses safety and utility of methods currently used in Department of Pulmonology in Katowice, Poland, and on the basis of obtained results to prepare diagnostic protocol to be tested in prospective study.. Methods: 93 consecutive patients records (56 females and 37 makes) were analyzed. Included patients had at least one pulmonary nodule exceeding 10 mm in diameter, which on the basis of CT scan was not assessable by standard bronchofiberoscope.. Results: 64 transthoracic biopsies were performed: 40 CT-guided cytological [22 (55%) diagnostic], 20 ultrasound guided cytological [10 (50%) diagnostic] and 4 ultrasound guided histological [all diagnostic] respectively. Pleural fluid was examined 8 times but only one pleurocentesis was ...
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PURPOSE: The evaluation of pulmonary nodules constitutes a large part of PET-CT studies. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the different interpretation criteria in F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET attenuation-corrected and non-attenuation-corrected studies as individual predictors of malignancy in order to propose a useful combination of criteria that can be used in daily practice to classify nodules appropriately. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a historical prospective survey of all consecutive patients referred to our service for the initial assessment of pulmonary nodules and sought the final characterization of these nodules either from tissue sampling or from radiological and clinical follow-up ...
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PHILADELPHIA - A risk prediction model developed using clinical and radiological features could stratify individuals presenting with a lung nodule as having high or low risk for lung cancer, according to results published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.. "While lung nodules are not uncommon, a major challenge in the field is determining which nodules will progress to cancer," said Barbara Nemesure, PhD, director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program and the Lung Cancer Program at Stony Brook Cancer Center in New York. Even though lung and bronchus cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States, the five-year survival rate for localized disease is greater than 50 percent, according to recent statistics. However, the majority of lung cancer cases are diagnosed after the cancer has metastasized. "Lung cancer is often asymptomatic in early stages, and the identification of high-risk individuals is a major ...
Purpose. This study aims to determine whether PET textural features measured with a new dedicated breast PET scanner reflect biological characteristics of breast tumors.. Methods. One hundred and thirty-nine breast tumors from 127 consecutive patients were included in this analysis. All of them underwent a 18F-FDG PET scan before treatment. Well-known PET quantitative parameters such as SUVmax, SUVmean, metabolically active tumor volume (MATV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) were extracted. Together with these parameters, local, regional, and global heterogeneity descriptors, which included five textural features (TF), were computed. Immunohistochemical classification of breast cancer considered five subtypes: luminal A like (LA), luminal B like/HER2 − (LB −), luminal B like/HER2+ (LB+), HER2-positive-non-luminal (HER2pnl), and triple negative (TN). Associations between PET features and tumor characteristics were assessed using non-parametric hypothesis tests.. Results. Along with ...
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The Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Lung Nodules Study is a prospective study of a cohort of 500 individuals with lung nodules of indeterminate etiology that are identified by CT scans. Either biopsy or repeat CT scans must be clinically indicated to determine the etiology of the nodule. Patients will be asked to allow investigators access to CT scan images and spirometry data, and provide blood, sputum, urine, and exhaled breath samples over the course of the study. Patients will also be asked to allow investigators to access pathology records if a biopsy or surgical excision of the nodule is clinically indicated ...
Lung nodules after kidney cancer - Dx 18 mos ago w/ kidney cancer w/2 nodules in lungs. Asymptomatic since. Coughing in the morning now. Could this be the cancer showing itself? Need evaluation/Test. The lung nodules may be related to kidney cancer. The best way to find out is to see if they have increased in size over the last 18 months. This can be done with a repeat Chest X-ray or CT scan (same test which showed the nodules first time should be repeated and compared to the original Test). This will provide you an answer.
The Lung Nodule Database Consortium (LIDC) is a joint initiative among five institutions providing a dataset for researchers to conduct analysis and develop techniques to advance the state-of-art computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) and detection (CADe) of lung nodules using Computed Tomography (CT) scans. The dataset contains 1,018 patient CT series in which 2,669 nodules are identified, outlined and rated by up to four radiologists. Radiologists provide 5-point scale ratings for 8 intermediate semantic characteristics and a malignancy rating. The complex structure of this dataset provides opportunities to conduct compelling research in Image Processing and Analysis, Machine Learning, and Data Mining, solving problems relevant beyond the medical domain.. ...
Oh, its only a lung nodule not a lung mass.. Youll only need a soft tissue biopsy not major surgery or anything.. Its only a little over a months wait to see a specialist.. Then when you spit the dummy and decide to go private you can see someone inside two weeks.. Oh the lung nodule has only shown up as warm on the PET scan.. And by the way, did you know there are two lymph nodes either side of your airway in your chest wall that are warm too?. Cold meaning no trouble… hot meaning trouble… Im only warm (insert wide-eyed dumb face).. Its only a Bronchoscopy biopsy… only a day procedure.. We cant get biopsies of the lung nodule though because its in too difficult a spot… not even going there with radiologists and soft tissue biopsy.. Biopsies of the chest wall lymph nodes should indicate benign or malignant tumour of the lung nodule.. Depending on the biopsy results you may need chemo or you may only need to have key hole surgery to remove the lung nodule and/or if we take the ...
MICHAELA STRAZNICKA: OK. Hi. Sorry. We might as well get started. Ive got a lot of slides to cover. Hi. Im Michaela. Im one of the thoracic surgeons, and I probably know everybody in this room in some way or another. Im going to be talking about lung cancer-- lung nodules, lung cancer, lung cancer screening. I have a lot of slides and I tend to talk fast, so if you need me to slow down. Well try to get questions at the end, but dont hesitate to raise your hand if Im kind of going way too fast. And Im a proud Co-Director of Thoracic Oncology Program. Lynn Rodegaard whos in the back-- I want to say hi to Lynn-- shes our great point person who works on the Pulmonary Nodule Program, and has been instrumental in getting our lung cancer screening program up and running. You may be getting calls from her, letters from her, if theres things missing in the lung cancer screening orders. So please dont get mad at her. Shes just trying to make sure everybody gets their scans done and that no ...
The study discussant, Giulia Veronesi, MD, of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy, said that diagnostic algorithms aim to strike a balance between a too-invasive workup that exposes screened persons to useless invasive procedures and overtreatment, and insufficient surveillance that increases the risks of delayed diagnosis and false-negatives.. Many screening programs have adopted 5 mm as the cutoff between positive and negative nodules on CT, she noted. The Fleischner Society guidelines suggested 4 mm as the threshold below which no follow-up was needed.1 This cutoff was used by the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) and resulted in a very high rate of baseline positivity. Other investigators consider nodule volumes instead of nodule diameter to obtain more reliable assessments of nodule growth.. Dr. Veronesi noted that NELSON is the largest randomized controlled trial with low-dose CT screening in Europe and the first study to incorporate ...
CT Ordering Guide for Referring Physicians. BODY IMAGING. LUNGS. CT with contrast for initial screening of lung disease, generalized chest pain or other lung pathology.. CT with contrast when for lung mass.. CT without contrast for follow up of pulmonary nodules.. CTA Chest with contrast for pulmonary embolism.. CTA with intravenous contrast for evaluation of the coronary arteries. (Cardiac CTA). ABDOMEN AND PELVIS. For screening of abdominal pain, order a CT Abdomen and Pelvis with iv and oral contrast.. For more specific concerns, see individual organs below.. Liver/. Liver: If suspect liver lesion or for liver mass/hepatitis screening, order a CT Abdomen with contrast, Liver protocol (triphasic protocol.). Pancreas: CT Abdomen with contrast, Pancreatic protocol or initial workup of the pancreas or for pancreatic masses.. Spleen: If there is no known abnormality but there is a concern and a general screening is needed, order a CT Abdomen with contrast.. Spl. Kidneys:. CT without contrast if ...
The patient was referred to the clinic for further evaluation eight days after surgery, with a view to undertaking possible post-operative adjuvant treatment. Following admission to hospital, a computed tomography (CT) scan of the neck and thorax was performed for staging and treatment planning purposes. The study revealed a heterogeneous and diffuse, contrast-enhancing soft tissue opacity in the subcutis of the left ventral neck, compatible with scar healing tissue. The left thyroid gland was not present. The measurements of the regional lymph nodes were within normal limits. A 2-mm nodule of soft tissue opacity was observed at the ventral aspect of the left cranial lung lobe. The rest of the thoracic study revealed no marked abnormalities. Owing to the very small size of the unique pulmonary nodule, no sample could be taken for analysis and its differential diagnosis included both benign (inflammation or granuloma) or malignant (primary or secondary) processes.. Following the CT scan it was ...