What are the Fleischner Society guidelines for follow-up imaging of multiple subsolid (ie, ground-glass and/or part-solid) nodules?

Updated: Aug 22, 2019
  • Author: Pujan H Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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If multiple subsolid (ie, ground-glass and/or part-solid) nodules are found, the recommendations are based on the most suspicious-appearing nodule, as follows:

  • Less than 6 mm - CT scan in 3-6 months and if they remain stable, follow up CT scan at the 2- and 4-year mark
  • Six mm or greater - CT scan in 3-6 months, followed by further management determined by the most suspicious-appearing nodule

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