Lung Nodules

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Lung Nodules. Frans Naud. Definition of Pulmonary nodule. Rounded opacity , moderately well defined < 3cm in diameter. Web p 97. General Approach to lung nodules. Position Is it a lung nodule? Skin tags, nipple shadows, bone lesions Distribution in the lung - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Lung Nodules

Lung Nodules

Frans Naud

Definition of Pulmonary noduleRounded opacity , moderately well defined< 3cm in diameterWeb p 97General Approach to lung nodulesPosition Is it a lung nodule?Skin tags, nipple shadows, bone lesions Distribution in the lung

Number of Nodules ( SPN, Multiple)

Compare with previous radiographsInterpreting CXR p102

Web p185

P84, Computed Tomography of the Lung, VerschakelenLung nodules: Imaging ModalitiesCXRCT ( HRES)PET/CT : F18-FDGDescription of pulmonary nodulePattern of distribution (Relationship to fissures, pleura, secondary lobules)Edge characteristics (sharp, poorly circumscribed, ground glass)Morphology ( branching/ tree in bud)Size: Pulmonary nodule