Doctors continue to forgo CT lung screening discussions
April 25, 2019 -- The low rate of patient-physician discussions about CT lung cancer screening appears to be sinking lower still. New data show that less than 9% of doctors talked about screening with their patients who currently smoke, according to an article published online April 25 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Read More
AI predicts lung cancer survival from CT scan data
April 22, 2019 -- Harvard researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of analyzing routine CT scans to predict how well lung cancer patients will respond to treatment, as well as their likelihood of survival, according to an article published online April 22 in Clinical Cancer Research. Read More
Can videos convince smokers to get CT lung screening?
April 19, 2019 -- Smokers who watched a video and read a brochure on the potential harms and benefits of CT lung cancer screening had a better understanding of the exam and had more confidence in their decision to get screened, according to an article published online April 17 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Read More
CTC offers added value to colon cancer screening
April 16, 2019 -- CT colonography (CTC) nearly matched the predictive accuracy of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening, while also allowing for risk stratification by providing detailed insight into the nature of colorectal findings in a new study, published online April 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
3D-bioprinted model mimics real human heart properties
April 16, 2019 -- Researchers from Israel have created a 3D-printed model that captures the immunological, biochemical, cellular, and anatomical properties of a real human heart, according to an article published online April 15 in Advanced Science. Read More
Prolonged CT lung screening offers cumulative benefits
April 15, 2019 -- The latest results from the Multicentric Italian Lung Detection trial highlighted the increasing benefits of CT lung screening over time -- starting after year five -- culminating in a 39% reduction in lung cancer mortality risk for eligible smokers at 10 years, according to a recent study published in the Annals of Oncology. Read More
Low-energy scanning methods cut CT contrast dose
April 10, 2019 -- Using dual-energy CT or simply lowering the tube voltage of standard CT can enable a 25% reduction in contrast dose for CT exams without altering image quality -- uncovering the potential for hospital-wide cost savings, according to an article published online April 9 in Radiology. Read More
3 ways cinematic rendering helps visualize the spleen
April 8, 2019 -- Cinematic rendering allowed radiologists from Johns Hopkins University to uncover key features of spleen anatomy and pathology not evident on conventional CT scans -- carving out yet another niche role for the technique, which they detailed in an article recently published online in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging. Read More
CT lung screening uptake lags in rural areas
April 5, 2019 -- U.S. regions with the greatest proportion of smokers eligible for CT lung cancer screening often provide the least access to the exam -- underscoring the maldistribution of CT screening centers in the country, according to an article published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
AI malware deceives radiologists with fake tumors on CT
April 5, 2019 -- Researchers from Israel have developed malware based on an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of realistically altering the appearance of lung tumors on 3D CT scans, according to an April 3 article from the Washington Post. Read More