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Computed Tomographic Screening for Lung Cancer:  Current Practice Patterns at Leading Academic Medical Centers

Phillip M. Boiselle, MD1,2; Charles S. White, MD3; James G. Ravenel, MD4
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1Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
2Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
3Department of Radiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
4Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(2):286-287. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12693.
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Following the publication of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) results,1 several organizations have published clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for lung cancer screening.14 These guidelines emphasize the clinical aspects of computed tomographic (CT) screening, such as patient selection criteria, with relatively little attention to technical and logistical considerations. We surveyed leading US academic medical centers (AMCs) to determine current screening practices. We hypothesized that there would be greater uniformity in clinical aspects of screening than in technical and logistical elements.

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