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Computed tomography imaging of non-small cell lung cancer

Guillaume Chassagnon
Marie-Pierre Revel


Computed tomography (CT) plays a key role in the initial evaluation of non-small cell lung cancer. It allows initial staging and helps targeting lesions for pathological analysis. The aim of initial imaging work-up is to differentiate between localized disease, eligible to a local treatment, and advanced disease requiring medical treatment. CT is very useful for the assessment of local extension but is less accurate than positron emission tomography (PET)-CT for the assessment of lymphatic and metastatic spread. However, initial staging should include CT examination of the brain and upper abdomen, and PET-CT should be only be performed in patients eligible to a local treatment after initial CT assessment. Propositions for the 8th edition of lung cancer TNM bring several changes for T staging. In particular, the wei
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hal-01416753 , version 1 (14-12-2016)



Guillaume Chassagnon, Souhail Bennani, Marie-Pierre Revel. Computed tomography imaging of non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer/Radiothérapie, 2016, 20 (6-7), pp.694-8. ⟨10.1016/j.canrad.2016.08.125⟩. ⟨hal-01416753⟩
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