Combination Of PET/CT Tests Can Expedite Diagnosis Of Lung Cancer In A Fast-Track Setting, Netherlands Cancer Institute (NCI) Study
10/2/2009 7:56:04 AM
EurekAlert! -- Research published in the October 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology has found an effective combination of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) (PET/CT) tests to diagnose lung cancer in a "fast-tracked" outpatient setting. This novel approach to the diagnosis of lung cancer demonstrated a high level of sensitivity (97%) and accuracy (82%). The fast track model tests patients for lung cancer over the course of one day and could expedite identification and treatment of the disease.
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