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Imaging Follow-Up of Treated Lung Cancer
Florian J. Fintelmann, MD, FRCPC; Gerald F. Abbott, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Imaging surveillance of lung cancer patients after curative-intent therapy to detect residual´╗┐, recurrent, or new disease
                • Recurrent disease: Local (bronchial stump, chest wall, or remaining lung), regional (mediastinal lymph nodes), or distant (liver, brain, or bone)
                • New disease: New primary lung cancer

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Treatment

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Consider

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  • Reporting Tips

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Huang K et al: Follow-up of patients after stereotactic radiation for lung cancer: a primer for the nonradiation oncologist. J Thorac Oncol. 10(3):412-9, 2015
                                    2. Colt HG et al: Follow-up and surveillance of the patient with lung cancer after curative-intent therapy: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 143(5 Suppl):e437S-54S, 2013
                                    3. Jaklitsch MT et al: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery guidelines for lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography scans for lung cancer survivors and other high-risk groups. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 144(1):33-8, 2012
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                                    References
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Definitions

                                                • Imaging surveillance of lung cancer patients after curative-intent therapy to detect residual´╗┐, recurrent, or new disease
                                                  • Recurrent disease: Local (bronchial stump, chest wall, or remaining lung), regional (mediastinal lymph nodes), or distant (liver, brain, or bone)
                                                  • New disease: New primary lung cancer

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Consider

                                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Huang K et al: Follow-up of patients after stereotactic radiation for lung cancer: a primer for the nonradiation oncologist. J Thorac Oncol. 10(3):412-9, 2015
                                                                      2. Colt HG et al: Follow-up and surveillance of the patient with lung cancer after curative-intent therapy: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 143(5 Suppl):e437S-54S, 2013
                                                                      3. Jaklitsch MT et al: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery guidelines for lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography scans for lung cancer survivors and other high-risk groups. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 144(1):33-8, 2012