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The Role of Computed Tomography in the Management of Bronchial Carcinoma

  • Stephen J. Golding
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Abstract

One of the principal benefits of the recent developments in imaging techniques has been improvement in the investigation of malignant neoplasms. Computed tomography (CT) has a particularly important place in oncology, being a valuable technique for demonstrating primary tumours and detecting metastases to lymph nodes and other organs (Husband 1981; Husband and Golding 1982). However, CT scanners are expensive and present in only limited numbers in the United Kingdom. CT examinations are also time consuming and it is necessary to select for investigation only those patients in whom useful information will be obtained. In practice this usually means that the technique is carried out when a management decision, for example to submit the patient to surgery, depends upon the result of the examination.

Keywords

Adrenal Gland Chest Wall Chest Radiograph Bronchogenic Carcinoma Intravenous Contrast Medium 
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