Minimal-dose computed tomography is superior to chest x-ray for the follow-up and treatment of patients with resected lung cancer.

@article{Hanna2014MinimaldoseCT,
  title={Minimal-dose computed tomography is superior to chest x-ray for the follow-up and treatment of patients with resected lung cancer.},
  author={Wa{\"e}l C. Hanna and Narinder Paul and Gail Elizabeth Darling and Hadas Moshonov and Frances Allison and Thomas K Waddell and Marcelo Cypel and Marc E de Perrot and Kazuhiro Yasufuku and Shaf H Keshavjee and Andrew F. Pierre},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={147 1},
  pages={
          30-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVES A minimal-dose computed tomography scan of the thorax (MnDCT) delivers a radiation dose comparable with a chest x-ray (CXR). We hypothesized that in patients with completely resected lung cancer, surveillance with MnDCT, when compared with CXR, leads to earlier detection and a higher rate of treatment of new or recurrent lung cancer. METHODS After lung cancer resection, patients prospectively were enrolled for surveillance with MnDCT and CXR at 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60… CONTINUE READING
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