Performance characteristics of different modalities for diagnosis of suspected lung cancer: summary of published evidence.

@article{Schreiber2003PerformanceCO,
  title={Performance characteristics of different modalities for diagnosis of suspected lung cancer: summary of published evidence.},
  author={Gilbert Schreiber and Douglas C. McCrory},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2003},
  volume={123 1 Suppl},
  pages={115S-128S}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the test performance characteristics of various modalities for the diagnosis of suspected lung cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A systematic search of MEDLINE, HealthStar, and Cochrane Library databases to July 2001 and print bibliographies was performed to identify studies comparing the results of sputum cytology, bronchoscopy, transthoracic needle aspirate (TTNA), or biopsy with histologic reference standard diagnoses among at least 50 patients with… CONTINUE READING
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