Incidental lung nodules

Incidental lung nodules are encountered commonly in normal clinical practice on CT. The risk of developing cancer in very small nodules (<5 mm) is very low. However, clear-cut recommendations are still not in place with high variation in practice amongst reporting radiologists 1. As a result, it is common practice to note these nodules in the report and move on, leaving the ball in the clinician's court to decide whether to follow them up and at what interval.

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rID: 18319
System: Chest
Section: Approach
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Incidentally detected lung nodules

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