The many faces of lung adenocarcinoma: A pictorial essay

J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2018 Oct;62(5):654-661. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12779. Epub 2018 Aug 6.


Lung adenocarcinoma has a spectrum of appearances on CT, many of which mimic non-malignant processes. The general radiologist has a major role in guiding the management of abnormalities detected on chest CT and an awareness of these appearances is vital. We describe the protean imaging manifestations of lung adenocarcinoma.

Keywords: adenocarcinoma; computed tomography; lung cancer; non-neoplastic pulmonary disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma of Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adenocarcinoma of Lung / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*