What is the role of MRI in the workup of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2020
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, PhD  more...
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MRI is most useful when evaluating a patient in whom spinal cord compression is suggested. In addition, brain MRI has a greater sensitivity than CT scan for detection of central nervous system (CNS) metastasis. MRI may be used when findings of superior sulcus and brachial plexus tumors are equivocal on CT scans.

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