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Radiology News - New meaning lurks inside those tiny blurs on CT scans

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- A millenium passed between the anatomy of Galen and the physiology of William Harvey. It's been a mere eight years since the blurry spots on spiral CT called ground glass opacities (GGOs) were linked to early lung cancer. Already, the first hints are emerging of what they may actually mean to malignant transformation.

Given the speed of progress in molecular science, it's reasonable to expect some clarity soon in the uncertainties surrounding GGOs that were listed by a team of Italian specialists in the European Respiratory Journal last year: How to distinguish benign, nonevolving GGOs from those associated with cancer, how to reach a definitive diagnosis in a reasonably short time, and whom and how to treat.

See full article and related articles at DiagnosticImaging.com

This article was republished with permission from CMPMedica, LLC

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