Incidental Findings on Lung Cancer Screening: Significance and Management

Emily B. Tsai, Caroline Chiles, Brett W. Carter, Myrna C.B. Godoy, Girish S. Shroff, Reginald F. Munden, Mylene T. Truong, Carol C. Wu

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Incidental findings are commonly detected by computed tomography, but distinguishing which findings have little or no clinical consequence and which are significant enough to require further evaluation is not always clear. This distinction is important for patient care and to ensure appropriate use of health care resources. This article aims to highlight some of the incidental findings detected by low-dose CT (LDCT) performed for lung cancer screening and to present an overview of currently accepted management recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-281
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • Digestive System Diseases/diagnostic imaging
  • Esophageal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging
  • Esophagus
  • Gastrointestinal Tract/diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Lung/diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases/diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging
  • Lymph Nodes/diagnostic imaging
  • Lymphadenopathy/diagnostic imaging
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging
  • Mediastinum/diagnostic imaging
  • Thyroid Gland/diagnostic imaging
  • Thyroid Nodule/diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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