Methods for Staging Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with known or suspected lung cancer. The guideline provides recommendations on staging of lung cancer including appropriate procedures for abnormal scan results. Several procedures are reviewed including CT, PET, endobronchial ultrasound-needle aspiration (EBUS-NA), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-NA, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and extended cervical mediastinoscopy. Outcomes of interest include morbidity, screening accuracy, and positive and negative predictive values of screening tests.