A team of researchers, including investigators from Mayo Clinic, has identified a technology to address the problem of false positives in CT-based lung cancer screening, reports News-Medical.Net.

“As physicians, one of the most challenging problems in screening patients for lung cancer is that the vast majority of the detected pulmonary nodules are not cancer,” says Tobias Peikert, M.D., a pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic. “Even in individuals who are at high risk for lung cancer, up to 96 percent of nodules are not cancer.”

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