Screening for lung cancer: Lexicon for communicating with health care providers

Brett W. Carter, John P. Lichtenberger, Carol C. Wu, Reginald F. Munden

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OBJECTIVE. The effectiveness of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) has been shown by multiple clinical trials, particularly the National Lung Screening Trial. Accurate communication of LDCT results to health care providers is critical to optimal patient care. CONCLUSION. The Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS), a structured decision-oriented reporting system designed to minimize the rate of false-positive results and developed by the American College of Radiology, is recommended for use with all LDCT examinations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-479
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2018


  • : CT
  • Low-dose screening
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung cancer screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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