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Radiation Risk From Lung Cancer ScreeningRadiation Risk From Lung Cancer Screening: Glowing in the Dark?

David C. Christiani, MD, MPH, FCCP
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From the Harvard School of Public Health, and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Correspondence to: David C. Christiani, MD, MPH, FCCP, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, I-1401, Boston, MA 02115; e-mail: dchris@hsph.harvard.edu


Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The author has reported to CHEST that no potential conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

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Chest. 2014;145(3):439-440. doi:10.1378/chest.13-2588
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The introduction of helical (spiral) CT scanning in the late 1980s revolutionized diagnostic medical imaging. Single-detector row CT scanners and, more recently, multidetector row CT scanners markedly increased the clinical indications for CT imaging and resulted in more CT imaging examinations being performed. The introduction of low-dose spiral CT (LDCT) scanning led to increased screening for lung lesions in asymptomatic individuals at high risk for lung cancer. Subsequently, clinical trials were undertaken to evaluate the use of LDCT screening.

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