Pet Scan and Lung Cancer Size
Last Modified: January 6, 2008
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"
How large does a lung nodule have to be for a PET scan to be accurate or the test of choice?
Anil Vachani, MD, Attending Physician at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, responds:
Pet is generally not recommended for lesions under 8mm. See Pulmonary Nodule on CT for more information.