Rofo 2019; 191(11): 993-997
DOI: 10.1055/a-0998-4399
Consensus
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Joint Statement of the German Radiological Society and the German Respiratory Society on a Quality-Assured Early Detection Program for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose CT[*]

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Dag Wormanns
1  Department of Radiology, ELK Berlin Chest Hospital, Berlin, Germany
2  Institute for Clinical Radiology, University Hospital Münster, Germany
,
Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
3  Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
,
Gerald Antoch
4  Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
,
Jürgen Biederer
3  Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
,
Felix J. F. Herth
5  Dept. of Pneumology and Critical Care Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
,
Jens Vogel-Claussen
6  Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
,
Niels Reinmuth
7  Thoracic Oncology Department, Asklepios-Lung-Clinic Munich-Gauting, Munich, Germany
,
Michael Pfeifer
8  Dept. of Pneumology, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany
,
Board of Directors, Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft
,
Board of Directors, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin
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Further Information

Publication History

25 July 2019

07 August 2019

Publication Date:
19 September 2019 (online)

Abstract

Substantial new data on the early detection of lung cancer with low-dose CT has become available since the last joint statement of the German Radiological Society and the German Respiratory Society was published in 2011. The German S3 guideline on lung cancer was revised in 2018 and now contains a weak recommendation regarding the early detection of lung cancer with low-dose CT in a quality-assured early detection program. These new developments required a change in the position of the involved professional societies. This joint statement describes the main features of a quality-assured program for the early detection of lung cancer with low-dose CT in Germany.

Key points:

  • New study data on early detection of lung cancer with low-dose CT and the new German S3 guideline on lung cancer required a new positioning of the involved professional societies.

  • The involved professional societies strongly recommend that low-dose CT examinations for early detection of lung cancer should only be performed within a quality-assured program.

  • The article describes some fundamentals of such a quality-assured early detection program.

Citation Format

  • Wormanns D, Kauczor H, Antoch G et al. Joint Statement of the German Radiological Society and the German Respiratory Society on a Quality-Assured Early Detection Program for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose CT. Fortschr Röntgenstr 2019; 191: 993 – 997

* Published simultaneously in Pneumologie 2019; DOI: 10.1055/a-0984-8367