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    Solitary Pulmonary Nodule (SPN) Malignancy Risk Score (Mayo Clinic Model)

    Predicts malignancy risk in solitary lung nodules on chest x-ray.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Do not use in patients with prior lung cancer diagnosis or with history of extrathoracic cancer diagnosed within 5 years of nodule presentation.

    When to Use
    • Patients with solitary lung nodule on chest x-ray.
    • Do not use in patients with prior lung cancer diagnosis or with history of extrathoracic cancer diagnosed within 5 years of nodule presentation.
    years
    mm
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    PET not performed
    No uptake
    Faint uptake
    Moderate uptake
    Intense uptake

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    Creator Insights
    Dr. Stephen J. Swensen

    About the Creator

    Stephen J. Swensen, MD, FACR, is a radiologist and professor of radiology at Mayo Clinic. He is also the medical director of professionalism and peer support at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah. Dr. Swensen's research interests include thoracic radiology with a specific focus on lung cancer screening with CT and radiologic analysis of lung nodules and masses.

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