Screening for lung cancer by imaging: The NELSON study

M. Oudkerk*, M. A. Heuvelmans

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    Abstract

    The NELSON trial is the first randomised lung cancer screening trial in which pulmonary nodule management is based on volumetry. This led to considerably less false-positive referrals compared to other lung cancer screening trials, with very high negative predictive values found in the first and second screening rounds. Mortality results are still pending, but the knowledge already gained in the NELSON trial and its side-studies provide valuable information in the field of screening for lung cancer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-166
    Number of pages4
    JournalJbr-Btr
    Volume96
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1-May-2013

    Keywords

    • Lung neoplasms
    • diagnosis
    • SEMIAUTOMATED VOLUME MEASUREMENTS
    • SMALL PULMONARY NODULES
    • SPIRAL CT
    • DOSE CT
    • TRIAL
    • MANAGEMENT
    • SCAN
    • DISCRIMINATION
    • VARIABILITY
    • DENSITY

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