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Radiologists seem to agree with guidelines for lung-nodule evaluation

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Journal of the American College of Radiology
Reuters Health - 08/12/2020 - The majority of radiologists say they are aware of and agree with the existing guidelines for pulmonary nodule evaluation in patients, according to a new survey. However, their real-world recommendations may differ based on the type of healthcare system they practice in, their years of experience, and the number of chest scans they review per week, the authors write in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. "There appears to be a gap between self-reported adherence with nodule-evaluation guidelines and observed adherence in actual practice," said lead author Dr. Michael Gould of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in Pasadena, California. "Our data suggest that the gap is not due to limitations in radiologist awareness or agreement with the existing guidelines and that other factors need to be identified," he told Reuters Health by email. Each year, more than 1.5 million Americans are diagn...


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