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Screening for Lung Cancer With Low-Dose Computed Tomography

In December 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for selected current and former smokers. Clinicians and health systems confront questions and challenges as they begin to implement lung cancer screening. This module summarizes a conference during which an internist and a radiologist discuss the application of the Task Force recommendation to an individual patient.

About Annals Beyond the Guidelines

From Annals of Internal Medicine (, Beyond the Guidelines is an educational feature based on recent guidelines. Each considers a patient (or patients) who "falls between the cracks" of available evidence and for whom the optimal clinical course in unclear. Presented at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Grand Rounds, each conference reviews the background evidence and experts then discuss the patient(s) and field audience questions. Videos of the interviews and conference, the slide presentation, and a CME/MOC activity accompany each module.



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Annals Beyond the Guidelines