TITLE

Low-dose computed tomography was associated with higher risk for false-positive lung cancer screening than chest radiography

AUTHOR(S)
Stanbrook, Matthew B.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;8/17/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 2, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study comparing the effectiveness of chest radiography (CXR) with low-dose computed tomography (CT) in diagnosing lung cancer patients, conducted by J. M. Croswell and colleagues. It discusses the methodology adopted during the study including the follow-up period, age group of patients, and the employed medical screening procedures. It reports that the study found more false-positive results by the use of CT than CXR, and comments upon the implications of its findings.
ACCESSION #
54115048

 

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