Computed Tomography Histogram Approach to Predict Lymph Node Metastasis in Patients With Clinical Stage IA Lung Cancer.


Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: [Email]


Quantitative computed tomography (CT) histogram analysis of tumors is reported to help distinguish between invasive and less invasive lung cancers. This study aimed to clarify whether CT histogram analysis of tumors can be used to classify patients with clinical stage 0 to IA non-small cell lung cancer according to pathologic lymph node (pN) status.