Article Abstract

The imaging of small pulmonary nodules

Authors: Zejun Zhou, Ping Zhan, Jiajia Jin, Yafang Liu, Qian Li, Chenhui Ma, Yingying Miao, Qingqing Zhu, Panwen Tian, Tangfeng Lv, Yong Song

Abstract

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. The major goal in lung cancer research is the improvement of long-term survival. Pulmonary nodules have high clinical importance, they may not only prove to be an early manifestation of lung cancer, but decide to choose the right therapy. This review will introduce the development and current situation of several imaging examination methods: computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS).

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