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Kokomo, IN
A 43-year-old female asked:

Multiple lung nodules measure 2- 6mm all test have been ran all were negative .1.5cm lymph node axilla are all of them to small for pet scan?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Horng
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 21 years experience
maybe: The lower limit of detection for pet scan is ~1cm. The lung nodules are too small but the axillary lymph node should be large enough for pet scan to detect if there is increased metabolic activity.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Lung biopsy is the only way to definitely establish the diagnosis of the lung nodules. In addition tissue cultures may be done as well.
Oct 22, 2013

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