The role of CT in the pulmonary evaluation of osteosarcomas: A study of 21 cases checked histologically

D. Vanel, E. Zeitoun, C. Kalifa, M. Henri-Amar, T. Le Chevalier, G. Contesso, D. Couanet, P. Kron

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Abstract

Standard radiographs and CT were compared in 19 patients operated for suspected pulmonary metastases of osteosarcoma. The sensitivity of CT examination is 87% and the specificity is 31%. Benign nodules and inactive metastases were shown to be misinterpreted as active metastases. It is then proposed, in cases with an initial normal CT, that subsequent examination should be with plain films only. Less than 10% will be operated later with larger lesions, but in one third of this group useless surgery will be avoided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging
Volume1
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Vanel, D., Zeitoun, E., Kalifa, C., Henri-Amar, M., Le Chevalier, T., Contesso, G., Couanet, D., & Kron, P. (1987). The role of CT in the pulmonary evaluation of osteosarcomas: A study of 21 cases checked histologically. Journal of Medical Imaging, 1(4), 223-227.