The probability of malignancy in solitary pulmonary nodules. Application to small radiologically indeterminate nodules.

@article{Swensen1997ThePO,
  title={The probability of malignancy in solitary pulmonary nodules. Application to small radiologically indeterminate nodules.},
  author={Stephen J. Swensen and Marc D. Silverstein and Duane M. Ilstrup and Cathy D. Schleck and Eric S. Edell},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={157 8},
  pages={849-55}
}
BACKGROUND A clinical prediction model to identify malignant nodules based on clinical data and radiological characteristics of lung nodules was derived using logistic regression from a random sample of patients (n = 419) and tested on data from a separate group of patients (n = 210). OBJECTIVE To use multivariate logistic regression to estimate the probability of malignancy in radiologically indeterminate solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) in a clinically relevant subset of patients with SPNs… CONTINUE READING