Malignant solitary pulmonary nodules: assessment of mass growth rate and doubling time at follow-up CTWOS
Journal of thoracic disease, Volume 10, Issue Suppl 7, 2018,
Keywords:Solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN)lung cancermass doubling time (MDT)mass growth rate (MGR)volume doubling time (VDT)
Mass measurements are an objective and accurate indicator in SPN assessment. During a 2-year follow-up, the mean growth rates of the diameter, volume, and mass of pGGNs, pSNs, and SNs differed at different time points, the greatest difference was observed in mean MGR. Mean MDT of malignant SPNs is less than the mean VDT.