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Penn Researchers Find That PET Imaging Sheds More Light On Complex, Microscopic Cancers

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September 12, 1998
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Managing cancer is challenging for physicians in and of itself, but with certain types of cancer, diagnosis is difficult as well. In cancers based in unusual locations, such as in the lining of the lung (mesothelioma) or in the lymph nodes, conventional imaging technology cannot detect malignant cells or differentiate them from benign, or non-cancerous, ones.

PET Scans Reveal Malignant Areas Where Other Techniques Cannot


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University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. "Penn Researchers Find That PET Imaging Sheds More Light On Complex, Microscopic Cancers." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980912111833.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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