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questions my dad's pet/ct scan results

My dads pet scan results show that there is an 8mm opacity along the oblique fissure in the lingula with central punctate high density. Then it referred to that area as a nodule and that it may be too small to accurately characterized. What is your opinion about that and is it something of concern?
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Opacity is a more generic way to describe a nodule.  An 8mm nodule is very small and the overwhelming majority of nodules this size are benign.  “Too small to be characterized”  means that the usual criteria used to distinguish between benign and malignant nodules are not applicable to nodules this small.  The “punctuate high density” may be a reference to calcification in which case the odds of this being a cancer would very high, against.

Do check with your Dad’s doctor.

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