Repeated computed tomography during treatment of small cell carcinoma of the lung

M. Boijsen, G. Svensson, Ulf Tylen

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Abstract

Twenty-three patients with small cell carcinoma of the lung were examined with CT and conventional chest radiography before treatment, 19 after 3 courses of chemotherapy, before radiation therapy, and 8 after cessation of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. In most patients high abdominal CT was also employed. CT provided more information about the thoracic involvement than did conventional radiography in more than half of the cases. In 3 cases C before irradiation demonstrated progression in the thorax, not visible at conventional radiography, and in 4 cases progression of extrathoracic metastases in spite of intrathoracic regression. After therapy, one case of progression in the thorax not seen at conventional radiography was demonstrated. With repeated CT examinations of the thorax and abdomen, progression/regression both intra- and extrathoracically is well demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalActa Radiologica - Series Diagnosis
Volume26
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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