Is the 2021 USPSTF lung cancer screening guidance cost-effective?
October 21, 2021 -- Is the 2021 guidance on CT lung cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Care Services Task Force (USPSTF) cost-effective? Maybe, but other screening protocols might be more so, according to a study published October 21 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Black individuals may not benefit from wider lung screening guidance
October 20, 2021 -- Although recently updated CT lung cancer screening guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force expand the pool of people eligible for screening, the benefits may not reach Black individuals, according to a letter published October 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
VR helps quantify lung damage in COVID-19 patients
October 19, 2021 -- Virtual reality (VR) software can be used to quantify lung damage on the CT exams of COVID-19 patients, potentially helping to guide patient management, according to research presented at this week's virtual Chest 2021 meeting. Read More
Body composition on CT lung screening can spot at-risk patients
October 18, 2021 -- Body composition analysis on CT lung cancer screening exams can identify patients at risk of death or hospitalization in the coming years, according to a presentation at the virtual Chest 2021 meeting. Read More
Image search engine boosts chest CT diagnostic accuracy
October 15, 2021 -- Using a content-based image retrieval search engine with a deep-learning algorithm boosts reader performance for diagnosing interstitial lung disease on CT exams, according to a study published October 12 in Radiology. Read More
Patients lack knowledge on radiation in medical imaging
October 13, 2021 -- More than half of patients did not know that chest CT delivers more radiation than chest radiography, one of several findings in a survey of nearly 2,900 patients published October 13 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
New CT lung cancer screening guide should fix healthcare inequities
October 12, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's 2021 CT lung cancer screening guidelines address healthcare inequities by expanding the pool of people eligible to screen -- particularly women, racial, and ethnic minorities, and poorer individuals, according to a study published October 12 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
3D image guidance enhances biopsy of peripheral lung nodules
October 7, 2021 -- Bronchoscopy guided by conebeam CT and "augmented" fluoroscopy can yield 90% accuracy in biopsying peripheral lung lesions, according to research published in the October issue of the Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology. Read More
Unexpected findings on CT may predict COVID-19 trends
October 6, 2021 -- Can abdominopelvic CT scans in patients without known COVID-19 -- and with no respiratory symptoms -- predict future surges of the disease in the greater population? It's possible, according to a study published September 30 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Canon pulls out of in-person RSNA, ASTRO shows to focus on virtual
October 6, 2021 -- Canon Medical said it will not attend the in-person versions of the upcoming RSNA and American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conferences and instead will focus on exhibiting virtually at these meetings. Read More