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Screening for lung cancer by imaging: the NELSON study

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M Oudkerk ,

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Center for Medical Imaging - North East Netherlands, Department of Radiology, Groningen, the Netherlands, NL
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MA Heuvelmans

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Center for Medical Imaging - North East Netherlands, Department of Radiology, Groningen, the Netherlands, NL
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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.

How to Cite: Oudkerk M, Heuvelmans M. Screening for lung cancer by imaging: the NELSON study. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2013;96(3):163–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.240
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Published on 01 May 2013.
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