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Ct scan from 1 month ago showed my lung nodule grew 1 mm. Will a pet w/ CT tell me if its cancer?

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Dr. Steven Hebert
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In brief: PET scan

Tumors generally have a higher metabolic rate and a pet ct make use of this.
Tumor usually lights up on a pet scan. If the tumor nodule is very small it will likely be missed on a pet scan.

In brief: PET scan

Tumors generally have a higher metabolic rate and a pet ct make use of this.
Tumor usually lights up on a pet scan. If the tumor nodule is very small it will likely be missed on a pet scan.
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