Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

  • Kavitha YaddanapudiEmail author


PET/MR imaging has all the benefits of PET combined with the excellent soft tissue contrast and characterization of MR for non-small cell lung cancer. It also avoids unnecessary radiation and contrast needed for CT characterization. Small-sized malignant nodules may be difficult to detect with FDG PET/MRI.


Non-small cell lung cancer FDG PET/MR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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