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A case of lung cancer associated with pneumoconiosis diagnosed by fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.

Author(s): Bandoh S | Fujita J | Yamamoto Y | Nishiyama Y | Ueda Y | Tojo Y | Ishii T | Kubo A | Ishida T

Journal: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
ISSN 0914-7187

Volume: 17;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 597;
Date: 2003;
Original page

We report a case of lung cancer arising from progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) associated with pneumoconiosis. In this case, fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) was able to clearly distinguish the lung cancer from PMF, suggesting a potential usefulness of FDG-PET in cancer screening in patients with pneumoconiosis. To our knowledge, this is the first description of an FDG-PET image of lung cancer arising from PMF.

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Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

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