pet/cy scain neg. nodule will be look at in the next 6mo by a ctscain all is ok so far neg pet/cat scain from neck to my knes all is normal thank you
Look forward to hearing how it goes.
thank you for you help you are a good person the pet scan will take place on tus.the oct 30 at 7am will let you know . thank you again vince
If you have concerns about getting the test, you can ask Dr. Shrager about those concerns. The PET scan is a reasonable test, to look for metabolically active tissue where it shouldn't be, and it would be reassuring to have a normal test.
i live in philadelphia i went to the university of pa hosp. and got app. with dr joseph b. shrager m.d chief of thoracic surgery he said that the ct scain that was taken was of the abdomen which i new he said a pet scan of the full chest will be better so that how it cane about he saw the ct scan and said he does not think anything is threre but i would lick to to the pet scain to put your mine at rest i hope he is right your thinking on this
Only your doctor can tell you, based on the appearance of the nodule on CT scan. There are characteristics seen on CT scan that can suggest cancer or not. If you are concerned about the accuracy of one radiologist, you can ask another for a second opinion, but you may have to pay out of pocket for it. That may be more worthwhile than pursuing a PET scan since you have to find a physician to order the PET scan -- you can't just go get it from the local drugstore. That doctor would want to have a good reason to order you the PET scan, and one of those good reasons would be a radiologist seeing concerning features on a CT scan.
do you think a pet scan is in order ?
a ct scan impression said it was most likely benign your thinking?
subplerual = underneath the pleura (lining of lung)
nodular = looks like a nodule
in left lower lobe = the part of your lung on the bottom of the left side
posteriolaterally = to the bottom and the side
minimal subsegmental atelectasis = a little flattening of your lung from alveoli collapsing
no pleural effusions present = no fluid in the bottom of the lung
Dr. Enoch Choi, MD
Palo Alto, CA