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I am about to undergo radiation. My pet ct was obscured due to a pnuemothorax that had occurred due to insertion of the port. Most inflammation which was identified by the pet ct seemed to be a result of the pneumothorax- however, there was an area described as a " small focus of apparent uptake in the left hilum that is difficult to interpret due to the tension pneumothorax.". The radiologist thought I should get another pet ct done, but the head of nuclear radiology at this prestigious hospital reviewed the pet ct and was "not concerned at all. " "he looked at the slides and thought it was benign as the sequences didn't persist on pet /ct ( slides.) I am taking this to mean that it shows up on some slides and not others. Therefore not cancerous.
Another radiologist reviewed the slides and thought it was inflammatory due to the tension pnuemothorax.
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|2/8/2012||So good that multiple physicians reviewed it. sounds like the basic concensus is that it is not cancer. we hope your radiation goes smoothly.|
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