New Diagnostic Tests

Breakthrough Approaches or Expensive Add-ons?

Richard (Rick) Deyo, Jeffrey J. Jarvik

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Abstract

Gould and colleagues' state-of-the-art meta-analysis on the accuracy of positron emission tomography (PET) scanning for mediastinal staging in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer supports its use. However, the effect of PET scanning on patient outcomes is unknown, which is a major shortcoming of the evidence needed to support its wider use. Improved test sensitivity and specificity alone are not enough.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)950-951
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume139
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 2 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Routine Diagnostic Tests
Positron-Emission Tomography
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Meta-Analysis
Sensitivity and Specificity

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New Diagnostic Tests : Breakthrough Approaches or Expensive Add-ons? / Deyo, Richard (Rick); Jarvik, Jeffrey J.

In: Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 139, No. 11, 02.12.2003, p. 950-951.

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