Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Imaging Modalities and Image Guided Biopsy Techniques for Lung Cancer Staging and Their Staging Implications for Lung Cancer- A Review for the General Surgeon

Carlos O Encarnacion*, Ahmed Ali, David W Johnstone and George B Haasler

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

*Correspondance to: Carlos O Encarnacion 

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Abstract

Imaging modalities in thoracic oncology continue to evolve. It is important as a community surgeon to be aware of all imaging and diagnostic tools available to diagnose potential thoracic cancer. Our review intends to be a brief overview of the most recent data supporting imaging and diagnostic procedures to help make informed decision to optimize patient care. We will cover computerized tomography, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle biopsy, and electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy.

Keywords:

Lung cancer; CT scan; PET scan; EBUS

Citation:

Encarnacion CO, Ali A, Johnstone DW, Haasler GB. Imaging Modalities and Image Guided Biopsy Techniques for Lung Cancer Staging and Their Staging Implications for Lung Cancer- A Review for the General Surgeon. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1564.

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