FERRIS M. HALL, M.D.; MORRIS SIMON, M.D.; ROBERT D. PUGATCH, M.D.
HALL FM, SIMON M, PUGATCH RD. Standard and Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Chest Neoplasms. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-1-160_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(1):160.
To the editor: Inouye and Sox (1) conclude that "This study confirms a role for standard (conventional) tomography in the evaluation of chest neoplasms. On the basis of its lower cost, standard tomography is recommended for the evaluation of regional spread of non-small-cell lung cancer in the subgroups of patients with low pretest probability of mediastinal metastases, high pretest probability of mediastinal metastases, or low pretest probability of ipsilateral hilar metastases . . . The recommendations derived from this study are based on extensive review and detailed analysis of the literature."
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