Re: Review CT-Scan pictures
- From: "Philip" <glandpe@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 13 Mar 2006 16:12:30 -0800
What is the reasonable time for a follow-up CT-scan?
SBC MoGuy wrote:
A CT scan cannot diagnose a malignant tumor in and of itself- hence the need
for the biopsy. A mass seen on CT is usually described as being suspicious
for malignancy depending on it's size and shape. A biopsy is then needed to
confirm malignant versus benign processes. That being said, the biopsy is
only as good as the sample obtained for the pathologist. Perhaps a PET scan
may be of further help and give your friend piece of mind. A follow-up CT
scan will also show if the mass is increased or decreased in size.
"Philip" <glandpe@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
My friend was diagnosed with lung tumor based on CT-SCAN, but biopsy
result was negative. The test was done in Asia and I was able to get
electronic version of the films (processed in GE Medical System).
I'm seriouly seeking your professional advice in terms of where to get
a second opinion about those films?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
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