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

@article{Macmahon2005GuidelinesFM,
  title={Guidelines for management of small pulmonary nodules detected on CT scans: a statement from the Fleischner Society.},
  author={Heber Macmahon and John H. M. Austin and Gordon Gamsu and Christian Herold and James R. Jett and David P. Naidich and Edward F. Patz and Stephen J. Swensen},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={237 2},
  pages={
          395-400
        }
}
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… 
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