Sensitivity and specificity of computed tomography (CT) in diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis

Bottom line: In particular settings, when used in the diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis, computed tomography (CT) may reach a high negative predictive value (above 93%), a good sensitivity (above 64%), a good specificity (above 78%, which could reach as high as 89%).

Source: Israel Biet, Dominique, and DominiqueValeyre. “Diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis.” Current opinion in pulmonary medicine 19.5 (2013):510-5.

 

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About Lisa

I have been a Clinical Informationist (aka Medical Librarian) for Emory University since September 2013. Prior to that, I was a Medical Librarian for Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) from March 2007 to August 2013 and served its DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Caylor School of Nursing, and allied health programs. From January 2002 - March 2007, I served the Medical Assisting (MA), Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technologist, and Nursing programs at South College in Knoxville, Tennessee. I graduated from The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences with a Master of Science degree in December 2000.
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