Study: PET/CT improves mesothelioma staging

05/15/2011 |

An Italian study published inInteractive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery concluded that using PET/CT can help improve mesothelioma staging. Several advantages of PET/CT -- including its capability to identify malignant mesothelioma from pleural diseases, determine patients who could benefit from surgery and monitor response to treatment -- making the method a preferred diagnostic tool for the disease.

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