The CT scan will only show the area around the lungs. During the scan, the lab technician will not look for abnormalities in other organs. Nonetheless, there is a small chance of coincidentally discovering an abnormality that has nothing to do with lung cancer.
You can personally decide whether or not you want to be informed if another abnormality is discovered.
In fact, you have the right to know, as well as the right to not know. That is why we ask you to mention on the informed consent whether or not you want to be informed if another abnormality is discovered coincidentally. If you provide consent, the study team will inform your GP about the matter. The GP will then contact you.
Even though you indicated that you do not wish to be contacted if an abnormality is discovered coincidentally, the doctor may still do so if s/he believes that not telling you could be dangerous to your health or the health of people around you Naturally, the doctor will consider this matter carefully and will not make the decision alone. In this case, advice will be requested from an independent committee. These people will have nothing to do with the study. Of course, these people will not be aware of your identity; they will only see a code.