Thoracic Imaging Case of the Week

The Thoracic Imaging Case of the Week is posted online weekly and used as an educational tool for medical students, house staff, faculty and other members of the medical community in the nation and throughout the world.

This week’s case

June 26-July 3, 2020

Case Details

60-year-old woman with a remote history of tobacco abuse.

Select the single Best answer that describes your interpretation of the left lower lobe lesion and recommendations for management.

You are shown select images from a CT scan performed in 2018 (Fig. 1AB) and 1-year later in 2019 (Fig. 2AB). A. Stable indeterminate lesion, follow-up CT in 1-year. B. Stable likely benign lesion, no additional follow-up indicated. C. Morphological changes in lesion, cancer suspected, obtain PET CT. D. Morphological changes in lesion, cancer suspected, obtain tissue biopsy.

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VCU Department of Thoracic Imaging Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center