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An evaluation of computed tomography as an aid to diagnosis in patients undergoing bronchoscopy for suspected bronchial carcinoma.

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AIM: To determine whether computed tomography (CT) can predict the likelihood of obtaining a positive tissue diagnosis at fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB), or demonstrate an alternative means of achieving a tissue diagnosis, in patients presenting with a high clinical suspicion of primary bronchogenic carcinoma and an abnormal chest radiograph (CXR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-two patients presenting with a high clinical suspicion of carcinoma and an abnormal CXR had chest and liver CT and FOB...

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10.1053/crad.2000.0485

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Journal:
Clinical radiology
Volume:
55
Issue:
7
Pages:
554-560
Publication date:
2000-07-05
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EISSN:
1365-229X
ISSN:
0009-9260
URN:
uuid:7c109c53-ff37-4c4b-9544-fe64673bcbc6
Source identifiers:
24005
Local pid:
pubs:24005

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