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What is Positron Emission Tomography?
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 of diseases.
PET scans are used most often to detect cancer and to examine the effects of cancer therapy by characterizing biochemical changes in the cancer.

PET Imaging of Pleural Mesothelioma

Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD Alan J. Fischman, MD, PhD

Imaging Findings

PET Imaging of Pleural Mesothelioma

PET Imaging of Pleural Mesothelioma

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.
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Pulmonary Pathology Index
Lung, mesothelioma, high power microscopic.



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.
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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.

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