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Current Practices for Lung Cancer Screening—Reply

Phillip M. Boiselle, MD1,2; James G. Ravenel, MD3; Charles S. White, 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, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
4Department of Radiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(2):317-318. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6988.
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In Reply We thank Dr Braillon for his interesting comments regarding our recent Research Letter. With regard to the perception of a lack of concern for the implementation of a quality assurance program, we fully agree that this is an area of paramount importance for computed tomographic screening for lung cancer. Indeed, we emphasized in our publication that the variability in screening practices that we observed suggested the need for formalized radiology guidelines with a focus on the technical and logistical aspects of screening.1

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February 1, 2015
Alain Braillon, MD, PhD
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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(2):317. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6965.
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