Screening for Lung Cancer: Lexicon for Communicating With Health Care Providers.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Mar;210(3):473-479. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.18865. Epub 2017 Dec 20. Carter BW1, Lichtenberger JP 3rd2, Wu CC1, Munden RF3.
OBJECTIVE: The effectiveness of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) has been shown by multiple clinical trials, particularly the National Lung Screening Trial. Accurate communication of LDCT results to health care providers is critical to optimal patient care.
CONCLUSION: The Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS), a structured decision-oriented reporting system designed to minimize the rate of false-positive results and developed by the American College of Radiology, is recommended for use with all LDCT examinations.