ACR Appropriateness Criteria Noninvasive Clinical Staging of Primary Lung Cancer

This is a clinical practice guideline for pediatric and adult patients with primary lung cancer. The guideline provides recommendations regarding various radiological procedures used in initial clinical staging of non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. The appropriateness of procedures indicated in specific clinical scenarios (measured by validity, reliability/reproducibility, clinical applicability, relative radiation levels, etc.) is examined.