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Management of Lung Nodules Detected by CT 

Management of Lung Nodules Detected by CT
Management of Lung Nodules Detected by CT

Christoph I. Lee

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date: 18 October 2019

This chapter, found in the cancer screening and management section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining the management of lung nodules detected by computed tomography and their risk of developing into lung cancer. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. Virtual colonoscopy, using a primary 3D approach for polyp detection, was shown to be a minimally invasive procedure that is an accurate method for screening average-risk individuals. The likelihood of a clinically significant adenoma being missed on virtual colonoscopy was extremely low given the high negative predictive value. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette and imaging example are included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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