USPSTF posts CT lung cancer screening fact sheet

USPSTF posts CT lung cancer screening fact sheetrnrnBy staff writersrnrnJanuary 13, 2014 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published a fact sheet for primary care doctors on its final recommendation for CT lung cancer screening in high-risk individuals.rnrnrnVeloCT console technologyrnVeloCT console includes automated dose-reduction technology (AIDR 3D) and industry-leading reconstruction times all in a convenient upgrade package for your existing Aquilion CT.rnrnThe document is intended to help healthcare professionals discuss lung cancer screening with their patients and determine if screening is appropriate. The task force currently recommends that annual screening be limited to people between 55 and 80 years of age who have a 30-pack-year smoking history and are current smokers, or those who quit less than 15 years ago.rnrnThe fact sheet is available on the USPSTF website.