Diagnosis of lung cancer


MUDr. Martin Svatoň, Ph.D.

Klinika pneumologie a ftizeologie LF UK a FN Plzeň



The aim of this article is to get a basic idea of the modern trend in the diagnosis of lung cancer. The article deals briefly with the overall view of the patient, as well as imaging methods and verification of found lesions. In the field of imaging methods, this article clarifies the concept of using PET/CT (positron emission tomography / computed tomography) of the trunk and MR (magnetic resonance) of the brain. In morphological verification, the article deals with both classical methods and modern navigation bronchoscopic systems. Pathological requirements for adequate diagnosis of lung cancer, including molecular markers, are also included.


Key words

lung cancer, diagnosis, bronchoscopy, MR, PET/CT, staging



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