Radiographic evaluation of the patient with lung cancer: surgical implications of imaging. Current problems in diagnostic radiology Backhus, L., Puneet, B., Bastawrous, S., Mariam, M., Michael, M., Varghese, T. 2013; 42 (3): 84-98


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Despite many advances in treatment, surgery remains the preferred treatment modality for patients presenting with early stage disease. Imaging is critical in the preoperative evaluation of these patients being considered for a curative resection. Advanced imaging techniques provide valuable information, including primary diagnostics, staging, and intraoperative localization for suspected lung cancer. Knowledge of surgical implications of imaging findings can aid both radiologists and surgeons in delivering safe and effective care.

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