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Sarcoma
Volume 4, Issue 1-2, Pages 63-66
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/S1357714X00000116

Subcentimeter Pulmonary Nodules Detected in Patients with Sarcoma

Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, NewYork, NY 10021, USA

Copyright © 2000 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. Subcentimeter pulmonary nodules are being detected with increasing frequency in patients with sarcoma due to the greater use of chest CT, the advent of helical (spiral) CT scanning and multidetector scanners, and the attendant decrease in image section thickness.Assessing the clinical significance of these pulmonary nodules is of particular importance in sarcoma patients, due to the frequent occurrence of pulmonary metastasis from sarcomas.

Purpose. This article reviews the technical advances that have contributed to the increased detection of subcentimeter pulmonary nodules, statistics about subcentimeter pulmonary nodules and options for evaluating such nodules.