Study: Lung scans can lead to many false alarms

April 20, 2010

USA Today

NEW YORK (AP) — Screening smokers for cancer with lung scans can lead to a high rate of false alarms, unneeded tests and biopsies, a new study suggests.

Some hospitals are promoting lung cancer screening with a special X-ray called a CT scan. And some advocacy groups encourage current or former smokers to get tested... read more