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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Occupational Medicine

Advisor

Thomas Colletti

Abstract

The purpose of this review article summarizes recently published research regarding the available screening modalities for lung cancer, particularly in high-risk populations such as firefighters. Many fire departments are using chest radiographs for routine screening of asymptomatic firefighters, despite guidance against this practice. Chest low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is the gold standard for lung cancer screening. Access and cost are two barriers to LDCT that fire departments identify, which can be overcome with mobile CT scanning that also offers community-based screening.

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