INTEGRATED PET-CT SCAN IN THE STAGING OF NON SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER

  • I Made Ngurah Agus Surya Negara S

Abstract

Lung cancer is a common disease and is a leading cause of death in many countries. The most kind of lung cancer was Non Small Cell Lung Cancer. The management of lung cancer is directed by an optimal staging of the tumour. On 1998, integrated positron emission tomography (PET)-computed tomography (CT) was published. PET-CT is an anatomo-metabolic imaging modality that has recently been introduced to clinical practice and combines two different techniques: CT, which provides very detailed anatomic information; and PET, which provides metabolic information. One of the advantages of PET/CT is the improved image interpretation. There wasbetter results for PET/CT in the staging of non small cell lung cancer in comparison with CT nor PET alone.

Author Biography

I Made Ngurah Agus Surya Negara S

Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Udayana. Jalan P.B. Sudirman

How to Cite
SURYA NEGARA S, I Made Ngurah Agus. INTEGRATED PET-CT SCAN IN THE STAGING OF NON SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER. E-Jurnal Medika Udayana, [S.l.], p. 1461-1478, sep. 2013. ISSN 2303-1395. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/eum/article/view/6291>. Date accessed: 21 aug. 2019.

Keywords

positron emission tomography – computed tomography, non small cell lung cancer, staging