Funding for this research was provided by:
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (UL1TR001111)
National Institutes of Health (UL1TR001111)
National Cancer Institute (5R21CA185741, 5U54CA151652)
North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (TTSA001P2)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (GORALS16C0, GORALS12L0)
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Received: 4 March 2018
Revised: 19 July 2018
Accepted: 31 July 2018
First Online: 25 September 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: The scientific guarantor of this publication is Dr. Yueh Lee MD, PhD.
: The authors of this manuscript declare relationships with the following companies:Drs. Lee, Zhou and Lu are co-inventors of the stationary chest tomosynthesis imaging system evaluated in this study. Dr. Zhou has equity ownership and serves on the board of directors of Xintek, Inc., to which the technologies used or evaluated in this article have been or will be licensed. Dr. Lu has equity ownership in Xintek, Inc. All of these relationships are under management by the University of North Carolina's COI committees.
: Mrs. Agathe Ceppe, MS, kindly provided statistical advice for this manuscript.Marsico Lung Institute, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
: Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects (patients) in this study.
: Institutional Review Board approval was obtained.
: • experimental• performed at one institution