The Duke Cancer Institute uses a team approach and state-of the-art imaging techniques to determine the stage of each patient’s lung cancer as precisely as possible, which is critical to selecting the most appropriate therapies.
Working with the rest of the thoracic oncology team, specialized Duke Cancer Institute pathologists and radiologists use an array of advanced diagnostic techniques to provide the best information about the type, location, and extent of the tumor.
These techniques may include computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and positron emission tomography (PET) scans.
The Duke Cancer Institute has led numerous studies to evaluate the effectiveness of new diagnostic techniques.
Duke has a lung cancer screening program that gives people at high risk for lung cancer access to screening that uses spiral computed tomography (CT) scans. It is the most advanced screening for lung cancer available. Learn more about the Lung Cancer Screening Clinic.
Duke is also a world leader in PET scanning for lung cancer -- a highly sensitive technique that allows physicians to better determine whether cancer has spread throughout the body and to more easily distinguish benign from malignant tumors.
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