Is screening for lung cancer using low dose spiral CT scanning worthwhile?

Gleeson, F. V.
January 2006
Thorax;Jan2006, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The article reports on the research work concerning low dose spiral CT screening for lung cancer. The effectiveness of lung cancer screening using low dose spiral chest computed tomographic (LDCCT) scanning is not clear. The use of LDDCT scanning in screening for lung cancer have proved its ability to detect early stage lung cancer and its superiority in detection compared with chest radiography. The Early Lung Cancer Action Project, a non-randomised prospective analysis of LDDCT scanning, detected 27 lung cancers in 1000 participants using LDDCT compared with seven using chest radiography.


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