The Role of Nuclear Medicine in The Diagnosis and Management of Solitary Pulmonary Nodules

Document Type: Review Article

Authors

1 Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Radiology department, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

 
Solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is a frequent finding on the chest x-ray and computed tomography. Nuclear medicine techniques play an important role in the diagnosis and management of SPN. In the current review, we briefly will explain the different nuclear medicine modalities in this regard including positron emission tomography (PET) using 18-F-FDG, and 11-C-Methionine, and single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) using somatostatin receptor scintigraphy, 201-Thallium, and 99m-Tc-MIBI.
 

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