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CT scan is cost-effective in screening for LAM among women with collapsed lung
Date:3/4/2010

-adjusted life year gained. For comparison, hemodialysis, a standard benchmark for cost-effectiveness, costs about $50,000 per quality-adjusted life year gained," he says. "We believe the benefits of testing outweigh any negative impact on patients with LAM. The radiation dose of a high-resolution CT scan is approximately one-tenth of conventional CT scans, and with newer technology, the radiation exposure continues to decrease.

"This data will help physicians intervene with therapies more quickly and enroll patients in clinical trials that may be able to slow progression of the disease."


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Contact: Katie Pence
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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
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