Can PET-CT predict diagnostic success in ultrasonography-guided transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsies in lung cancers?

Dogan C., Fidan A., Comert S. S. , Kiral N., Salepci B., Parmaksiza E. T. , ...More

PULMONOLOGY, vol.26, no.5, pp.275-282, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pulmoe.2019.12.005
  • Journal Name: PULMONOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-282
  • Keywords: Lung cancer, Positron emission tomography, Transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy, Uttrasonography, POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY, PERIPHERAL LUNG, YIELD, FDG, ULTRASOUND, LESIONS, DIFFERENTIATION


Objective: To examine any correlations between tumor maximum standard uptake values (SUVmax) in positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) and homogeneous/heterogeneous tumor FDG uptake in PET-CT, and the diagnostic success of the procedure in thoracic ultrasonography (US)-guided transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy (TFNAB).