[CT screening for lung cancer]

Bull Cancer. 2012 Nov;99(11):1039-44. doi: 10.1684/bdc.2012.1658.
[Article in French]


Lung cancer is a common and serious disease, only early stage are curable. It is a logical candidate for a screening policy, especially as current and former smokers are easy to identify. The inefficiency of the chest radiograph is now proven, while the low-dose CT has shown promising data following a recent randomized study in North America. Yet, this is not specific and find a great number of benign anomalies. These limitations must be well known to physicians, radiologists and chest physicians if they use the individual screening.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • Tomography, Spiral Computed / methods*