Oncologic Imaging, Oncology, CT, Diagnostic procedure, Education, Staging, Cancer, Drugs / Reactions, Education and training, Not applicable
A. Viteri Jusué1, A. Ostapenko2, A. Iturralde Garriz2, N. Alonso Ordás2, B. Melero Romero3; 1Bilbao/ES, 2Vitoria/ES, 3Alicante/ES
When faced with CT studies of cancer patients, radiologists fear 'missing' tumor-related lesions. However, misdiagnosis of lesions unrelated to the tumor as disease progression or recurrence can also impact negatively the diagnostic and therapeutic management of cancer patients.
Most findings in oncologic patients will be tumor related or treatment related, followed closely by infections or thrombosis. Some cases don´t fit in these boxes and are easy to mistake with cancer manifestations, unless we are aware of their less common but very characteristic findings.
We highlight the importance of the optimal technique for acquiring and interpreting the images and provide some tips and pitfalls for those challenging cases.