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PET/CT picks up another 20% of lesions not found on chest CT alone

February 9, 2009 Diagnostic Imaging. By Rebekah Moan Fusion PET/CT detects an additional one-fifth of active lesions from the supraclavicular notch to the adrenals that are not found on chest CT alone, according to a retrospective study. Though PET/CT has been proven to be more sensitive than chest CT alone in detecting some types of cancer, chest CT is still among the first exams prescribed to patients with a known or suspected malignancy, said author Dr. Jean-Charles Vinet, a radiology resident at the Hospital of the University of Montreal.

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