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Citation: News of Beam Diagnostics Belarus 2001 1-2: 4-10

Diagnostic imaging in peripheral lung cancer.

Golub G. D., Serova T. N.

Scientific Research Institute of Oncology and Medical Radiology named for N. N. Aleksandrov, Minsk.
 

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Figure 1. Peripheral lung cancer simulating thin-wall cyst. Aspergillum seen in the center of the tumor.
 

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Figure 2. Radiograph of the left lung. Peripheral lung cancer developed on the background of the scar seen.
 

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Figure 3. Digital tomogram. Peripheral lung cancer (squamous) presented as inhomogeneous nodule with speculated contour.
 

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Figure 4. Peripheral lung cancer (adenocarcinoma). Intensive homogeneous shadow with strict, bumpy, speculated contour and tag to pleura may be seen.
 
Figure 5. Early lung cancer. Shadow with irregular contour and central cavity seen. 
 
Figure 6. Peripheral lung cancer. () Elongated shadow looking like fibrous tag seen.
 
Figure 6. Peripheral lung cancer. (b) In 2 years tumour considerably enlarged. Pleural tags and "path" to mediastinum seen.
 
Figure 7. Early lung cancer with cavitation. () Small cavity at the level of the 6th rib. 
 

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Figure 7. Early lung cancer with cavitation. (b) In 6 months cavity considerably enlarged. 
 

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Figure 7. Early lung cancer with cavitation. (c) In 9 months tumour continues to enlarge. Partial cavity feeling may be seen.
 
Figure 8. Right lung radiograph shows superposition of peripheral tumour shadows in S4 with 3rd rib. Lung nodule may be missed in sach a case.
 
Figure 9. Cortical subpleural cancer. () Tomogram shows small additional shadow at the right paratraheal region at the level of 2-3rd vertebrae.
 

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Figure 9. Cortical subpleural cancer. (b) CT scan shows bumpy tumour adjacent to vertebra body invading posterior mediastinum. 
 

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Figure 10. Cortical subpleural cancer. CT scan and sagittal reformat show paravertebral tumour with rib destruction.
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