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Missed Lung Cancer
Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Clinical Issues

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Chest radiography (CXR)
          • Definitions

            • Missed opportunity for early diagnosis of lung cancer
            • A leading cause of medical malpractice claims against radiologists in USA

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Demographics

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                            • Consider

                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                • Reporting Tips

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Scholten ET et al: Computed tomographic characteristics of interval and post screen carcinomas in lung cancer screening. Eur Radiol. 25(1):81-8, 2015
                                  2. Nazir SA et al: Missed lung cancers on the scout view: do we look every time? Case Rep Med. 2013:760543, 2013
                                  3. Whang JS et al: The causes of medical malpractice suits against radiologists in the United States. Radiology. 266(2):548-54, 2013
                                  4. Wu CC et al: Common blind spots on chest CT: where are they all hiding? Part 1-airways, lungs, and pleura. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 201(4):W533-8, 2013
                                  5. Fardanesh M et al: Missed lung cancer on chest radiography and computed tomography. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 33(4):280-7, 2012
                                  6. Singh H et al: Characteristics and predictors of missed opportunities in lung cancer diagnosis: an electronic health record-based study. J Clin Oncol. 28(20):3307-15, 2010
                                  7. Wu MH et al: Features of non-small cell lung carcinomas overlooked at digital chest radiography. Clin Radiol. 63(5):518-28, 2008
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        • Diagnostic Checklist

                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                          • Abbreviations

                                            • Chest radiography (CXR)
                                          • Definitions

                                            • Missed opportunity for early diagnosis of lung cancer
                                            • A leading cause of medical malpractice claims against radiologists in USA

                                          IMAGING

                                          • General Features

                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                              • CT Findings

                                                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                      • Presentation

                                                        • Demographics

                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                            • Consider

                                                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                • Reporting Tips

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Scholten ET et al: Computed tomographic characteristics of interval and post screen carcinomas in lung cancer screening. Eur Radiol. 25(1):81-8, 2015
                                                                  2. Nazir SA et al: Missed lung cancers on the scout view: do we look every time? Case Rep Med. 2013:760543, 2013
                                                                  3. Whang JS et al: The causes of medical malpractice suits against radiologists in the United States. Radiology. 266(2):548-54, 2013
                                                                  4. Wu CC et al: Common blind spots on chest CT: where are they all hiding? Part 1-airways, lungs, and pleura. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 201(4):W533-8, 2013
                                                                  5. Fardanesh M et al: Missed lung cancer on chest radiography and computed tomography. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 33(4):280-7, 2012
                                                                  6. Singh H et al: Characteristics and predictors of missed opportunities in lung cancer diagnosis: an electronic health record-based study. J Clin Oncol. 28(20):3307-15, 2010
                                                                  7. Wu MH et al: Features of non-small cell lung carcinomas overlooked at digital chest radiography. Clin Radiol. 63(5):518-28, 2008