SIDEBAR: Low-dose CT Screening 


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The first-screening results strongly suggest that the 20% reduction in lung cancer mortality with low-dose CT vs x-ray reported in the original NLST paper is achievable at experienced screening centers.

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Low-dose CT Detects Twice as Many Early-stage Lung Cancers as Chest X-ray, According to Additional NLST Results

Results of the first of three planned annual screening examinations from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) were recently published and physicians may now have more information to share with their patients about the benefits and risks of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening.1

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