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Prior attempts to screen for lung cancer using chest radiography and sputum cytology have proved unsuccessful. Recent reports have investigated the role of spiral CT in early lung cancer detection and have suggested that screening would be of value. Prior to the introduction of a national lung cancer screening programme, it would be essential to demonstrate that this would reduce mortality and would be cost effective.

Original publication

DOI

10.1259/bjr.74.882.740478

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Radiol

Publication Date

06/2001

Volume

74

Pages

478 - 485

Keywords

Evidence-Based Medicine, Humans, Lung Neoplasms, Mass Screening, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Technology Assessment, Biomedical, Tomography, X-Ray Computed