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likely to be hailed and perhaps not receive a sufficiently critical evaluation. The lessons learned from past experience with lung cancer screening call for restraint in the use of spiral CT screening. Findings from uncontrolled trials conducted to date do not provide the level of evidence required to endorse systematic screening with spiral CT scans.