A new analysis of data from the landmark 2011 National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) found that low-does CT detected twice as many early-stage lung cancers as x-ray on initial screening.
The NLST found that participants who received low-dose helical CT scans had a 20.0 percent lower risk of dying from lung cancer than participants who received standard chest X-rays.
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