0.5 cm is not a large size nodules. It is considered as small ans subcentimeric
Every nodule evaluation has to take into account the location ans xray characteristics
Usually a nodule seen on xray has to be evaluated by chest ct to better charactize the lesion
thanks .can I please have help with comparing the 2 ct reports
I'm confussed as it says in new ct report-
1.new nodule on adrenal
Gland ( but the old report also had this ) which was not a met
2. Lung nodule remains unchanged ( old report had no mention if a lung nodule)
Thank you the reports . they were helpful
Well both reports noted adrenal gland nodule . The more recent one notes a lung nodule as well.
I saw on the report that this was a post contrast CT in the setting of prior history of cancer status chemotherapy
Now I hope you are being following by an oncologist , I am not sure when you had initial diagnosis of cancer and what type of cancer you had.
In the setting of prior history of cancer and when periodic imaging of the body is taking place , any new nodule
may it be in liver , lung , adrenal or bones becomes significant because it may imply metastasis.
Usually a radiologist is able to pull up all prior radiographs and compare new radiographs from past and see if there is any progression.
Sometimes in order to be sure PET scan or an MRI may be needed as well.
My advice to you would be with your oncologist and make sure that this is not a new metastasis which requires further treatment .