What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of lentigo maligna melanoma?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Most institutions obtain chest radiographs in patients with low-risk disease.

To determine the extent of disease, positron emission tomography (PET) scanning, staging computed tomography (CT) scanning, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be performed for patients with node-positive disease or those with symptoms suggestive of metastasis.


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