Fifty-one patients suffering from thoracic disease were examined by the use of the following diagnostic radiographic techniques: postero anterior (PA) and lateral chest radiographs, thoracic computed tomographic (CT) scans, ultrasonography (US) US-guided FNAB. Pulmonary space occupying lesions and pleural effusions were finally diagnosed. The importance of a combined diagnostic approach in the study of thoracic diseases is reported; it should be based on the use of chest-x-ray as first diagnostic tool, followed by CT scans and US, in the case chest-radiographs revealed opacities in the lower zones, not tipical for pleural effusions, since these two techniques revealed to be very reliable tools in the detection of pleural effusions and peripheric lesions.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Italian Current Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging