Search Tag: Lung Cancer Screening

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USA: Lung cancer screening low despite USPSTF recommendations

2018 22 May

New research highlights the need for more efforts to promote lung cancer screening, as only 1.9 percent of more than 7 million current and former heavy smokers were screened for lung cancer in 2016. The study is the first to examine lung cancer screening rates since the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued screening recommendations... Read more

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Lung Cancer Screening: Its Impact on Surgical Volume

2017 15 Aug

Lung cancer screening has demonstrated a reduction in lung cancer mortality by 20 percent. Annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening in high-risk individuals is now recommended by multiple national healthcare organisations. As such, lung cancer screening is projected to increase the case volume for the thoracic surgery workforce."The impact... Read more

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The Imaging of Small Pulmonary Nodules

2017 04 Apr

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. New developments in radiographic techniques as well as endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) techniques have generated increased interest in lung cancer screening, according to a review paper published in the journal Translational Lung Cancer Research.See Also: Lung-RADS: Potential Drawbacks and... Read more

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Small Number of Smokers Get Screened for Lung Cancer

2017 05 Feb

A study by the American Cancer Society shows that lung cancer screening rates remained very low and unchanged among current and former smokers in 2015, despite recommendations that high risk groups be screened. The findings published in JAMA Oncology highlight the need to educate clinicians and those at risk about lung cancer screening.See Also: New... Read more

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NSNs in Lung Cancer Can Be Managed With Annual CT Scan

2016 12 Jul

New research seems to support findings that lung cancers that appear as non-solid nodules (NSNs) have a slow-moving course and can be managed with annual follow-up.   The study, published in the journal Radiology, suggests that whereas some of these NSNs may become aggressive lung cancers over time, the changes in the nodule appearance can be documented... Read more

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European Radiology: Interview with Professor Lluís Donoso, President, European Society of Radiology

2016 27 Feb

As The Journal’s imaging Editor-in-Chief, Professor Lluís Donoso, comes to the end of his term as president of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), we took the opportunity to speak to him about developments at the ESR, the state of radiology, and the role of management and leadership.  How have you enjoyed your term as President... Read more

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Oncologic Imaging Course 2016

2016 30 Jun

After the great success of our fifth Oncologic Imaging Course, we are more excited than ever to continue offering this much needed educational program.  The course will be held once again in the beautiful and charming UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, Croatia, from June 30 to July 2, 2016.Oncologic Imaging is a large and critical component of... Read more

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Low Dose CT Screening Needed to Reduce Mortality from Lung Cancer

2015 12 May

ESR/ERS: White paper on lung cancer screeningA joint publication by two major medical societies - the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) - advocating the use of low-dose computed tomography to reduce mortality from lung cancer was published on April 30 in their scientific journals, European Radiology and European... Read more

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Early Recall Rates Fall After Repeat Lung Cancer Screenings

2015 23 Mar

With multiple lung cancer screening trials happening around the world, there is growing concern about the high number of early repeat scans for findings which turn out to be non-cancerous. Results from a European trail of lung cancer screening reveals that recall rates fall after the first annual screening, and highlights the importance of having a... Read more

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Medicare To Cover Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

2014 13 Nov

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week its proposal for low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans to become a covered service in the screening of high-risk patients for lung cancer. Patients must be between the ages of 55 and 74, and be a current smoker or one who quit within the past 15 years. They must have smoked the... Read more