Analysis of diagnosing lung cancer in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia by CT and 18F-FDG-PET/CT

Issei Yamada, Kumiya Sugiyama, Izumi Kishiro, Kanae Shiobara, Taichi Shiobara, Mineaki Watanabe, Fumiya Fukushima, Hirokuni Hirata, Hiroaki Arakawa, Masafumi Arima, Yasutsugu Fukushima, Koji Murakami, Takeshi Fukuda

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Objective: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) is often complicated by lung cancer. Lung cancer may be often indistinguishable from inflammation on computed tomography (CT). Design: We examined the comparison of usefulness between CT and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT (18F-FDG-PET/CT) in those lesions. Materials and Methods: Subjects were 75 patients with IIP who were suspected of having lung cancer and underwent 18FFDG- PET/CT over a 5-year period. Fifty-four patients were diagnosed with lung cancer, including 5 patients with synchronous double lung cancer, and 21 with other disease. The relationship between the interpretation of CT and 18F-FDG-PET/CT by certified radiological specialists and final diagnosis was analyzed. Results: For the interpretation of CT, sensitivity was 81.4% and specificity 76.2%, while that for 18F-FDG-PET/CT was 88.1% and 90.5%, respectively. Of 59 lung cancer lesions, 52 (88.1%) were interpreted as "definitive lung cancer" and 58 (98.3%) as "suspected or definitive lung cancer" on either CT or 18F-FDG-PET/CT. One lesion was missed by both modalities. Conclusion: In diagnosing lung cancer associated with IIP, high sensitivities were shown in both 18F-FDG-PET/CT and CT. However, some lesions were erroneously diagnosed on CT. When lung cancer was suspected clinically, 18F-FDG- PET/CT should be considered, because 18F-FDG-PET/CT is non-invasive and shows high specificity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr
Externally publishedYes

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Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Lung Neoplasms
Tomography

Keywords

  • F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography
  • Computed tomography
  • Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
  • Idiopathicpulmonary fibrosis
  • Lung cancer

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  • Medicine(all)

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Yamada, I., Sugiyama, K., Kishiro, I., Shiobara, K., Shiobara, T., Watanabe, M., ... Fukuda, T. (2013). Analysis of diagnosing lung cancer in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia by CT and 18F-FDG-PET/CT. International Medical Journal, 20(2), 167-171.

Analysis of diagnosing lung cancer in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia by CT and 18F-FDG-PET/CT. / Yamada, Issei; Sugiyama, Kumiya; Kishiro, Izumi; Shiobara, Kanae; Shiobara, Taichi; Watanabe, Mineaki; Fukushima, Fumiya; Hirata, Hirokuni; Arakawa, Hiroaki; Arima, Masafumi; Fukushima, Yasutsugu; Murakami, Koji; Fukuda, Takeshi.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 20, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 167-171.

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Yamada, I, Sugiyama, K, Kishiro, I, Shiobara, K, Shiobara, T, Watanabe, M, Fukushima, F, Hirata, H, Arakawa, H, Arima, M, Fukushima, Y, Murakami, K & Fukuda, T 2013, 'Analysis of diagnosing lung cancer in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia by CT and 18F-FDG-PET/CT', International Medical Journal, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 167-171.
Yamada I, Sugiyama K, Kishiro I, Shiobara K, Shiobara T, Watanabe M et al. Analysis of diagnosing lung cancer in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia by CT and 18F-FDG-PET/CT. International Medical Journal. 2013 Apr;20(2):167-171.
Yamada, Issei ; Sugiyama, Kumiya ; Kishiro, Izumi ; Shiobara, Kanae ; Shiobara, Taichi ; Watanabe, Mineaki ; Fukushima, Fumiya ; Hirata, Hirokuni ; Arakawa, Hiroaki ; Arima, Masafumi ; Fukushima, Yasutsugu ; Murakami, Koji ; Fukuda, Takeshi. / Analysis of diagnosing lung cancer in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia by CT and 18F-FDG-PET/CT. In: International Medical Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 167-171.
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