Screening chest CT scans shown to decrease lung cancer mortality

October 16, 2018 | Article

Lung cancer mortality decreased by 26% in high-risk men and by as much as 61% in women who had screening chest CT scans, a large randomized European study called NELSON showed. The trial protocol included centralized reading of CT images monitoring of lung nodule volume and nodule doubling time in addition to the traditional diametric measurements.

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