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A 38-year-old female asked:

can ct of chest with contrast rule out lung cancer?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not completely: If there is a suspicious density in the lung , definitive way to rule out if it is due to malignancy , or to detect its nature of it , is by biopsy only .And tissue examination ( pathological examination ).
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
No: CT scans of the chest are used to find lung nodules or other chest pathology. Once a nodule is found, a workup is done to see if it is cancer. 95% of nodules found are benign.

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