ACR Appropriateness Criteria Lung Cancer Screening

This is a clinical practice guideline for patients who are at risk of developing lung cancer. The guideline examines the appropriateness of screening for lung cancer in patient populations based on their smoking history and other risk factors, including radon exposure, occupational exposure to asbestos or other carcinogens, personal history of cancer, family history of lung cancer, history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and history of pulmonary fibrosis. Screening procedures discussed include chest computed tomography (CT), chest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography / computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) from the skull base to mid-thigh, and chest radiography. Information on relevant radiation levels for these procedures is also provided.