New Diagnostic Tests: Breakthrough Approaches or Expensive Add-ons?

Richard (Rick) Deyo, Jeffrey J. Jarvik

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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
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2 2003
Externally publishedYes


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