Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Subsolid Pulmonary Nodules

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging surveillance of adult patients with subsolid pulmonary nodules.
This pathway is based on guidelines that do not apply to patients younger than 35 years, immunocompromised patients or patients with cancer.

Date reviewed: March 2017

Date of next review: March 2020

Published: October 2017

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The relative radiation level (RRL) of each imaging investigation is displayed in the pop up box.

SYMBOL RRL EFFECTIVE DOSE RANGE
No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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