MESOTHELIOMA - X-RAY - IMAGES - PET
Listed below is mesothelioma informations related to xrays and other pictures
What is Positron
Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is
a diagnostic examination that involves the acquisition of physiologic
images based on the detection of radiation from the emission of
positrons. Positrons are tiny particles emitted from a radioactive
substance administered to the patient. The subsequent images of the
human body developed with this technique are used to evaluate a variety
PET scans are used most often to detect cancer and to examine the
effects of cancer therapy by characterizing biochemical changes in the
PET Imaging of Pleural Mesothelioma
Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD Alan J. Fischman, MD, PhD
The series of coronal PET images,
from anterior (top left) to posterior (bottom right), show asymmetric
abnormal hypermetabolism surrounding the left hemithorax highly
suspicious for malignancy.
[full referance] http://www.med.harvard.edu/JPNM/TF98_99/Mar16/WriteUp.html
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Pulmonary Pathology Index
Lung, mesothelioma, high power microscopic. Image
Mesotheliomas have either spindle cells or plump rounded cells forming
gland-like configurations, as seen here at high power microscopically.
They are very difficult to diagnose cytologically.
[full referance] http://medlib.med.utah.edu/WebPath/LUNGHTML/LUNGIDX.html
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Latrobe Community Health Service
Pleural mesothelioma is a malignant tumour that develops in the pleura.
The pleura is a very thin layer of tissue that wraps itself around the
lung and lines the inside of the chest wall. Mesothelioma may occur with
very little asbestos exposure. Even owner/renovators of fibro homes have
developed mesothelioma, as have wives who regularly shook out asbestos
workers overalls ready for washing.
Mesothelioma tends to grow into the tissues of the chest wall, interfere
with nerves and may produce fluid that can compress the lung. X-Ray Image
[full referance] at http://www.lchs.com.au