FERRIS M. HALL, M.D.; MORRIS SIMON, M.D.; ROBERT D. PUGATCH, M.D.
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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."
We find it inconceivable that these conclusions could be
HALL FM, SIMON M, PUGATCH RD. Standard and Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Chest Neoplasms. Ann Intern Med. ;108:160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-1-160_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(1):160.
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