What is the role of radiography in thoracic non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) imaging?

Updated: Mar 05, 2019
  • Author: Ali Nawaz Khan, MBBS, FRCS, FRCP, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Despite major advances in cross-sectional imaging, conventional chest radiography retains a major role in the initial diagnosis of mediastinal masses and of lung parenchymal and/or pleural disease. It guides the clinician regarding what to evaluate next in the patient with a mediastinal mass and lung and/or pleural disease. The standard chest radiograph is universally available, noninvasive, and inexpensive. In addition, it has a low radiation dose.


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