Lewis JA, Samuels LR, Denton J, Edwards GC, Matheny ME, Maiga A, Slatore CG, Grogan E, Kim J, Sherrier RH, Dittus RS, Massion PP, Keohane L, Nikpay S, Roumie CL. National Lung Cancer Screening Utilization Trends in the Veterans Health Administration. JNCI cancer spectrum. 2020 Oct;4(4). pkaa053. PMID: 33490864 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC7583162
Many Veterans are high risk for lung cancer. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is an effective strategy for lung cancer early detection in a high-risk population. Our objective was to describe and compare annual and geographic utilization trends for LDCT screening in the Veteran's Health Administration (VHA).