J Korean Soc Radiol.  2020 Mar;81(2):351-364. 10.3348/jksr.2020.81.2.351.

Missed Lung Cancers on Chest Radiograph: An Illustrative Review of Common Blind Spots on Chest Radiograph with Emphasis on Various Radiologic Presentations of Lung Cancers

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Department of Respiratory and Allergy Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • 4Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Missed lung cancers on chest radiograph (CXR) may delay the diagnosis and affect the prognosis. CXR is the primary imaging modality to evaluate the lungs and mediastinum in daily practice. The purpose of this article is to review chest radiographs for common blind spots and highlight the importance of various radiologic presentations in primary lung cancer to avoid significant diagnostic errors on CXR.

Keyword

Lung Neoplasms; Lung; Radiography; Tomography; X-Ray Computed
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