Author | Charles E. Putman, MD

Articles

Radiologic Diagnosis of Extrathoracic Metastases to the Lung

March 01, 1998

Because many types of cancers metastasize to the lungs, early detection may affect both tumor staging and treatment planning. On the other hand, it is also important to refrain from subjecting patients to procedures that

The Radiologic Appearance of Lung Cancer

September 01, 1997

It should be noted that the most common presentation of asymptomatic lung cancer is indeed a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN), but for most symptomatic lung cancers the nodule is at least 3 cm in diameter at the time of initial diagnosis. The author does a good job of providing documentation to refute one of his critical hypotheses, which indicates that "neoplasm can often be strongly suspected or excluded based on the radiologic characteristics of the single pulmonary nodule."