As Low-Dose CT Screening Moves Into the Clinic, Implementation Issues Move Up on the Agenda

As Low-Dose CT Screening Moves Into the Clinic, Implementation Issues Move Up on the Agenda Low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer in high-risk groups is moving into the clinic in the wake of its approval by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That does not mean, however, the discussion is over. As low-dose CT moves from research to everyday practice, issues of implementation are coming to the fore. At the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 13th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop in Washington, DC, discussion focused on the need for quality assurance, standardization, and a national infrastructure to support low-dose CT screening.

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