BTS Guidelines for the Investigation and Management of Pulmonary Nodules

Corrections: 

Please see the correction to the Guideline supplement published in Thorax December 2015.

Risk Calculators

Three risk prediction calculators have been developed to assist clinicians in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary nodules – using either CT, PET-CT or volume doubling time information. These calculators should be used in conjunction with the BTS Guideline for Pulmonary Nodules available below.  The Risk Calculator is available here.

i-phone and Android App 

Cancer Research UK and BTS in partnership have produced an app which includes the risk calculators and summary information from the guideline.  The app was initially released in December 2016 for iPhone – it has since been updated and released on Android.

Amongst other improvements, as suggested by users, the updated version now displays only the patient management recommendations that are relevant to the calculator results.

The Pulmonary Nodule Risk App is free to download:

iPhone/IPad

Android

More information on the App, including plans for Android/Windows versions can be found on the CRUK website.

Declarations of Interest:

BTS Guideline Group members adhere to the BTS Policy for Working with the Biomedical Industry and complete an annual Declaration of Interest (DoI) during the period that the Guideline Group is active. For information on DoIs for this BTS Guideline Group please contact: bts@brit-thoracic.org.uk

December 2016

Current Guidelines

Title Publication Date Description Status
BTS Guidelines for Pulmonary Nodules 2015-06 June June 2015

The  BTS guidelines for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules were published online on 16 June 2015, and appeared as a supplement to the August 2015 edition of Thorax. 

 

The Risk Calculator is available here.

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BTS Pulmonary Nodule Guideline Online Appendix 1 2015-06 June June 2015

BTS Pulmonary Nodule Guideline PICO questions

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BTS Pulmonary Nodule Guideline Online Appendix 2 2015-06 June June 2015

BTS Pulmonary Nodule Guideline search strategy

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BTS Pulmonary Nodule Guideline Online Appendix 3 2015-06 June June 2015

BTS Pulmonary Nodule Guideline evidence tables

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BTS Pulmonary Nodule Guideline Online Appendix 4 2015-06 June June 2015

BTS Pulmonary Nodule Guideline Patient information.

National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses SPN Protocol

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