Annual chest radiographs do not reduce lung cancer deaths

Wednesday November 2, 2011
Annual chest radiographs do not reduce lung cancer deaths
The latest issue of the Journal of American Medical Association contains a detailed study which demonstrated that annual screening with chest radiograph did not reduce lung cancer mortality compared with usual care.
You can access the paper at
http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/17/1865.abstract?etoc

It will be very useful to read the editorial on the topic in the same issue of the journal. It can be accessed at:

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/17/1916.full

Any medical x-ray procedure which does not benefit the patient must be considered as unwanted

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About ksparthasarathy

I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby
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