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Evid Based Med 19:150 doi:10.1136/eb-2013-101611
  • Prevention
  • Systematic review

Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) is ready for prime time in the USA

  1. David O Wilson
  1. Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Dr David O Wilson, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 580 S. Aiken Avenue, #400, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA; wilsondo{at}upmc.edu

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The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published their long-awaited, updated systematic review of low-dose CT (LDCT) screening for lung cancer. Last reviewed in 2004, lung cancer screening has been under intense study worldwide for the past decade. The issue of lung cancer screening is important because lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the USA and any method that improves lung cancer early detection and diagnosis has the potential to significantly impact …

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