Search Tag: Lung Cancer Screening

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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 HealthManagement.org 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

2015 30 Dec

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

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Noninvasive Imaging Detects Genetic Mutations In Lung Cancer

2014 05 Jul

A recent study has found that patients with lung cancer could benefit from a high-tech, noninvasive imaging analysis called quantitative computed tomography based texture analysis (QTA). The new method was shown to be a safe alternative to surgical biopsy, which can be dangerous for lung cancer patients. QTA has the ability to non-invasively detect... Read more

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Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening For High Risk Smokers

2014 08 Jun

Age and habitual cigarette use factor into the risk assessment for lung cancer in former and current smokers. The implementation of a screening program, which utilises a state-of-the-art prediction model, can be more efficient for the identification of those with a risk high enough to warrant costly and potentially invasive imaging investigations. Advanced... Read more

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World Cancer Day: Why it’s Crucial to Debunk Cancer Myths

2014 04 Feb

Cancer Myths: Why it’s Crucial to Debunk ThemWith one third of all cancer cases being potentially preventable, it’s very important to know the signs and symptoms of cancer 4th February 2014 is World Cancer Day, an opportunity for the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise one voice in improving general knowledge surrounding cancer and... Read more

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Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer Potentially Leading to Overdiagnosis

2013 10 Dec

According to a recent study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, it appears that more than 18% of all lung cancers discovered by low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) seemed to correspond to an overdiagnosis.In recent clinical trials LDCT has proven to be an effective screening tool in some patients, however several of the tumors it detects may be slow... Read more


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