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Now in the CARJ: CAR guideline on CT screening for lung cancer

In June 2017, the guideline produced by the CT Screening for Lung Cancer working group was published in the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal. The guideline is a recommendation based on the literature currently available, regarding the best practice to carry out lung cancer screening.

The working group, chaired by Dr. Jana Taylor of McGill University, assessed several major studies published in the last few years, evaluating the use of low-dose CT scanning in the screening of high-risk individuals for lung cancer. Organized screening programs are becoming well-established in the United States, but as yet only pilot projects exist in Canada. The CAR intends for the document to be used by radiology departments and clinics that intend to undertake screening programs, including radiologists, technologists, and support staff who will participate in the enrollment, scanning, interpretation, and follow-up of eligible patients. Ultimately, the CAR does recommend that provinces undertake screening programs with provincial registries, respecting the limitations and constraints of budgets on a provincial-basis.

Please click here to access the guideline, or to access the supplementary materials.

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