Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Lung Cancer

Non-calcified nodule



What is the minimum size that a non calcified nodule can be biopsied?

Thank you.


It depends on where the nodule is located. However, most nodules need to be about 1cm before a biopsy is successful.

For more information:

Go to the Lung Cancer health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Sandra L Starnes, MD Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati