I have an autoimmune disease, Sjogrens. I also have a Pulmonary issue called Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonitis caused by Sjogrens causing shortness of breath and lung inflammation which started in 2015. The scans done by the radiology company who did the report missed the nodule and subsequent growth, but this is a new report done by a University Medical Center who re-read my scans. Scan of 11/2015 showed 8mm nodule plus lots of opacities due to eosinophils,( original report showed nothing) next scan 7/2016 showed nodule 1.4 cm ( original report showed nothing and stated stable eosinophils). No need to keep doing scans since they found nothing. In july 2017 I had abdominal surgery done for perforation of colon due to steroid.use for eosinophils. In Dec we followed up with a CT scan, showed lungs also, now they see a nodule 1.4 cm spiculated. From 7/16 to 12/17 there has been NO growth of the nodule, they state it is DORMANT. Now they want to do a PET scan. Will this show what this type of scan should. If it is cancer will it show up as cancer due to the fact of dormancy and lots of inflammation due to eosinophils., also has it spread if it is cancer. Will it be conclusive or should we be doing another type of test. THe docs said doing a biopsy would be tough due to its location, might be easier to just take it out. .Most information I have read online states it may not show up properly since it is not acting like cancer, ie fast growth. What test do you recommend?
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:28#1
Will a PET Scan Show what it should if Nodule is Dormant? - 1293974