Multiple primary cancers from a standpoint of diagnostic imaging

Koji Murakami, Tadaki Nakahara, Yuji Ogata, Yu Iwabuchi, Yoji Matsusaka, Mari Katagiri, Kazunari Ito

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The incidence of both metachronous as well as synchronous cancers has increased owing to the development in cancer therapy. FDG-PET/CT is a very useful modality for detecting synchronous cancer as it can survey a wide area of the body. Some reports have suggested that 1-10% of synchronous cancers can be detected using FDG-PET for cancer staging. As accurate differentiation between synchronous and primary/metastatic cancers is difficult on diagnostic imaging, histological confirmation should be performed in cases in which metastases is less probable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-166
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Chest Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Murakami, K., Nakahara, T., Ogata, Y., Iwabuchi, Y., Matsusaka, Y., Katagiri, M., & Ito, K. (2016). Multiple primary cancers from a standpoint of diagnostic imaging. Japanese Journal of Chest Diseases, 75(2), 158-166.