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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2012 Oct;67(4):245-248. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jksr.2012.67.4.245
Cha DI , Lee HY , Choi JY , Han J , Kwon OJ , Lee KS .
Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hoyunlee96@gmail.com
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Division of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

We introduce two cases in which positron emission tomography (PET)/CT delineated viable malignant tissue from nonmalignant areas and guided us to successful biopsies when conventional CT failed to do so. According to our experience, PET/CT appears to be helpful in deciding the adequate site for biopsy in patients with lung cancer, owing to its capability to delineate malignant from nonmalignant areas, and also to reflect the areas with the most aggressive behaviors, especially in the era of the personalized cancer therapy.

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