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Comment & Response
February 2015

Current Practices for Lung Cancer Screening—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
  • 4Department of Radiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(2):317-318. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6988

In Reply We thank Dr Braillon for his interesting comments regarding our recent Research Letter. With regard to the perception of a lack of concern for the implementation of a quality assurance program, we fully agree that this is an area of paramount importance for computed tomographic screening for lung cancer. Indeed, we emphasized in our publication that the variability in screening practices that we observed suggested the need for formalized radiology guidelines with a focus on the technical and logistical aspects of screening.1

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