Pulmonary perifissural nodules on CT scans: rapid growth is not a predictor of malignancy.

@article{Hoop2012PulmonaryPN,
  title={Pulmonary perifissural nodules on CT scans: rapid growth is not a predictor of malignancy.},
  author={Bartjan de Hoop and Bram van Ginneken and H. A. Gietema and Mathias Prokop},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={265 2},
  pages={611-6}
}
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence, natural course, and malignancy rate of perifissural nodules (PFNs) in smokers participating in a lung cancer screening trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS As part of the ethics-committee approved Dutch-Belgian Randomised Lung Cancer Multi-Slice Screening Trial (NELSON), computed tomography (CT) was used to screen 2994 current or former heavy smokers, aged 50-74 years, for lung cancer. CT was repeated after 1 and 3 years, with additional follow-up CT scans if… CONTINUE READING
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