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Imaging

Key Information

Size and location of primary tumor; relationship of mass to other tissues, such as impingement or extension to another tissue (ribs, chest wall, pleura); elevation of diaphragm on one side (phrenic nerve paralysis); hilar or mediastinal involvement; enlargement or decrease in size of lung(s); opacity, such as atelectasis, pleural effusion or pneumonitis; masses in mediastinum and/or hilum of lung; involvement of distant sites.

  • Chest X-Ray
  • Imaging, Lung
  • Esophagogram
  • Imaging, Bone
  • Imaging, Brain
  • Imaging, Liver/spleen

For more information about imaging, you may visit the following pages in the Diagnostic Tests module: Nuclear Scans, Ultrasound, and Other Imaging.