Pleural Metastases from Invasive Thymoma

  • Kavitha YaddanapudiEmail author


PET/MR imaging can readily detect and evaluate pleural metastases and other malignant pleural processes. Additionally, it can help guide biopsy sites and assess response to treatment.


Pleural metastases Malignant pleural disease Thymoma PET/MR FDG 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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