What is the role of PET scanning in the workup of tumors of the mediastinum?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Positron emission tomography (PET) findings have been studied extensively for the evaluation of a number of neoplasms such as lung, colorectal, breast, lymphoma, and melanoma. It has become an extremely useful adjunct in the evaluation and staging of these pathologies.

This modality has now become the standard of care for staging these pathologies. [28, 29, 30, 31]


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