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Should we go for an X-ray or a cat scan for possible lung metastasis from papillary thyroid cancer?(age 82)

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: CT

Computed tomography (ct or cat) scan imaging is much more sensitize for detection of metastasis than chest x-ray (cxr).
Disadvantages include: cost, more time, higher radiation exposure.

In brief: CT

Computed tomography (ct or cat) scan imaging is much more sensitize for detection of metastasis than chest x-ray (cxr).
Disadvantages include: cost, more time, higher radiation exposure.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Alan Shaiman
Also a radioactive I-131 scan (a nuclear study) would also help determine whether any nodules detected are cancer or benign.
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