Guidelines for management of small pulmonary nodules detected on CT scans: a statement from the Fleischner Society.

  title={Guidelines for management of small pulmonary nodules detected on CT scans: a statement from the Fleischner Society.},
  author={H. MacMahon and J. H. Austin and G. Gamsu and C. Herold and J. Jett and D. Naidich and E. Patz and S. Swensen},
  volume={237 2},
  • H. MacMahon, J. H. Austin, +5 authors S. Swensen
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Lung nodules are detected very commonly on computed tomographic (CT) scans of the chest, and the ability to detect very small nodules improves with each new generation of CT scanner. In reported studies, up to 51% of smokers aged 50 years or older have pulmonary nodules on CT scans. However, the existing guidelines for follow-up and management of noncalcified nodules detected on nonscreening CT scans were developed before widespread use of multi-detector row CT and still indicate that every… CONTINUE READING
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