Screening for Lung Cancer: Communicating With Patients.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Mar;210(3):497-502. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.18836. Epub 2017 Nov 22. Green DB1, Pua BB1, Crawford CB1, Abbey GN1, Drexler IR1, Legasto AC1, Gruden JF1.
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this article are to detail the experience of a single-center academic institution in applying the patient-centered approach to a lung cancer screening program and to examine how this approach can expand to other aspects of follow-up imaging of lung nodules.
CONCLUSION: As the practice of patient-centered radiology gains attention, diagnostic radiologists are findings new ways to become more involved in patient care. A lung cancer screening program is one opportunity for radiologists to consult with and educate patients.