Stephen Lam, MD; Annette McWilliams, MB; John Mayo, MD; Martin Tammemagi, PhD
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Dr. Tammemagi: Department of Community Health Sciences, Brock University, Walker Complex-Academic South, Room 306, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1, Canada.
Lam S, McWilliams A, Mayo J, Tammemagi M. Computed Tomography Screening for Lung Cancer: What Is a Positive Screen?. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:289-290. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-4-201302190-00011
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(4):289-290.
The NLST (National Lung Screening Trial) showed that screening with low-dose thoracic computed tomography (CT) reduces lung cancer mortality by 20% (1). Several organizations recommend (2) or suggest (3) that clinicians offer screening to persons who meet either the NLST criteria for lung cancer risk or modified versions of these criteria if comprehensive multidisciplinary coordinated care and follow-up similar to those provided to NLST participants are available. A major issue for practical and cost-effective implementation of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer is the definition of a positive scan.
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Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Lung Cancer, Cancer Screening/Prevention, Prevention/Screening.
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