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- noun Formation into a spicule or spicules.
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It will show cysts, fibroadenomas, and spiculation really well, but calcifications are a huge entity to leave out of the picture, and globally, I just don't think US is there yet, no matter how much cheaper it is than MR or how much it has improved.
The database contains 1018 CT scans and a total of 7371 identified lung nodules, as well as the radiologists 'markings of the larger nodules' outlines and characteristics, including subtlety, spiculation, solidity and margin.