AAPA Members, login to view FREE Full Text for all articles. Not a member? Join today!

Share this article on:

Incidentally discovered pulmonary nodules

Petersen, Hilary MPAS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: March 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p 25–32
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000443964.38857.22
Pulmonary Medicine

ABSTRACT The widespread use of CT imaging has led to a rise in the discovery of indeterminate pulmonary nodules. Various institutions have released guidelines to help clinicians manage nodules with a focus on establishing the likelihood for cancer and algorithms for treatment pathways and CT surveillance.

Hilary Petersen practices in the lung cancer program and lung nodule clinic at the Cleveland Clinic's Respiratory Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Earn Category I CME Credit by reading both CME articles in this issue, reviewing the post-test, then taking the online test at http://cme.aapa.org. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70% correct. This material has been reviewed and is approved for 1 hour of clinical Category I (Preapproved) CME credit by the AAPA. The term of approval is for 1 year from the publication date of March 2014.

© 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.