Screening for Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

This is a clinical practice guideline for individuals at risk for but without symptoms or a history of lung cancer. Screening methods including chest radiograph (CXR), LDCT scan, and sputum cytology are compared, and recommendations on screening intervals are provided for different patient groups depending on age and risk. Outcomes of interest include lung cancer mortality, rate of detection of benign nodules, rate of biopsy complications and rate of complications from radiation exposure.