JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY, vol.4, no.12, pp.1480-1484, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed, tomography, Asbestos, Pleural disease, Malignant mesothelioma, Diffuse pleural thickening, Benign asbestos-related pleural effusions, PET, CT, DIAGNOSIS
Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated:
Background: Several studies have already addressed the potential role of an increased fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) uptake in identification of pleural malignancy. In this pilot study, we investigate the role of F-18-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for differentiating asbestos-related benign pleural disease from malignant mesothelioma.