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Eur J Radiol. 2003 Jan;45(1):69-77.

The solitary pulmonary nodule.

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Department of Radiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK.


The solitary pulmonary nodule will be found increasingly by the use of newer imaging techniques, including computed tomography (CT) screening. The aim must be to have an approach that avoids unnecessary surgery or biopsy with their attendant risks. Plain films characterisation, CT assessment, including densitometry and enhancement, and growth patterns are discussed and evaluated. The use of Bayes theorem to guide these assessment strategies is also described.

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