Don M Posted September 12, 2007 Share Posted September 12, 2007 I had a chest ct scan with contrast to take a closer look at my pneumonia and mediastinum. The chest ct scan was done about a week after the PET/CT scan. I notice that the CT report refers to the feature in my right lung apex as a loculated right apical pleural fluid (related to the pneumonia I think), which I think is the feature that the PET/CT scan refers to as a hypermetabolic nodule. So, maybe I have no new disease. Also, the ct scan listed nodules in my liver, middle lobe and lower lobe that are highly likely to be metastatic but they don’t light up on the PET/CT scan and except for 2 in the liver, are all less than 1 cm. I think all of these features were noted in ct scans done in 2004 and 2005. After 2005 I started having PET/CT scans and these areas have never lit up. Borderline swollen lymph nodes were noted. There was nothing new at the mediastinum. I have had some borderline swollen nodes for years. The radiologist who did my chest ct report never had access to my 2004 and 2005 ct scans. I see the docs at Swedish on the 17th. They can help me sort through all of this. I am going to take in all my 2004 and 2005 reports and maybe the old scans too. I still may have progression of the big tumor and I have just about made up my mind to have systemic treatment. I see Dr. West on the 17th and if he encourages me to do systemic treatment now, I will do it. Don M Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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