Lung Cancer Screening: Who, How and When to Refer

First up, thoracic radiologist Brett M. Elicker, MD, presents current guidelines on who will benefit from lung cancer screening; offers tips on discussing screening options with patients, who often worry about CT radiation exposure; and explains nodule features that qualify as “suspicious” (i.e., warrant referral). Next, thoracic surgeon Johannes Kratz, MD, describes state-of-the-art techniques for treating early-stage lung cancer, including neoadjuvant chemo and robotic surgery.


February 22, 2022

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Brett Elicker, MD

Brett Elicker, MD


Dr. Brett M. Elicker is a specialist in thoracic radiology. He has a particular interest in evaluating interstitial lung disease with the advanced imaging techniques of high-resolution computed tomography. Elicker earned his medical degree ...

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Johannes Kratz, MD

Johannes Kratz, MD

Director of Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and Van Auken Endowed Chair in Thoracic Oncology

Dr. Johannes Kratz is a general thoracic surgeon who specializes in disorders of the trachea, chest wall, lung, esophagus and mediastinum. He is director of Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and the Van Auken Endowed Chair in Thoracic Oncology.

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