New decision aids may revamp CT lung cancer screening
October 4, 2018 -- Are current decision aids used to guide CT lung cancer screening biased against the exam? A proponent for lung screening has developed two new decision aids that he believes more accurately reflect the benefits and harms of the exam -- and could boost screening uptake in eligible individuals.  Discuss
Calcium scores on CT colonography predict cardiac events
October 2, 2018 -- In another side benefit to CT colonography screening, researchers have discovered that the technique can measure abdominal aortic calcification, which could be more effective than traditional measures for estimating a person's risk of heart attack, death, and other cardiovascular events, according to an October 2 article in Radiology.  Discuss
CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality in men by 26%
September 27, 2018 -- New results from the Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening (NELSON) trial have reaffirmed that CT lung cancer screening can significantly reduce mortality for high-risk smokers, producing a 26% mortality reduction in men, according to a Tuesday presentation at the 2018 World Conference on Lung Cancer in Toronto.  Discuss