Oncology CT


Can Ultra-Low-Dose CT be Effective for Lung Cancer Screening in Current or Past Smokers?

November 29, 2022

Ultra-low-dose computed tomography (ULDCT) may have similar efficacy as low-dose CT (LDCT) for detecting a variety of pulmonary conditions in people with current or past smoking histories, but had poor detection of ground glass opacification lesions, according to a recent prospective study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.

New Computed Tomography Study Shows High 20-Year Survival Rates for Early-Stage Lung Cancer

November 22, 2022

Emphasizing the benefits of annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT), researchers noted high 20-year survival rates for a variety of early-stage lung cancer tumor presentations, including a 100 percent survival rate for those with non-solid or partly solid cancerous nodules.

Emergency Department Radiology: Study Shows Higher Imaging Orders by NPPs

November 11, 2022

A new study of nearly 17 million emergency department (ED) visits by Medicare beneficiaries between 2005 and 2020 revealed the presence of non-physician practitioners (NPPs) was associated with a 5.3 percent increase in imaging.

Seven Takeaways from Lung-RADS 2022 for CT Lung Cancer Screening

November 10, 2022

In the newly released Lung-RADS 2022 classification system for computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has noted a variety of updates including new classification criteria for atypical pulmonary cysts and airway nodules, time intervals for nodule growth and a new stepped management approach for Lung-RADS categories 3 and 4A.

Study Shows Less Than 50 Percent Adherence to Follow-Up After Positive CT Findings for Lung Cancer

November 04, 2022

In a multicenter study of 685 people who had positive findings for lung cancer on low-dose computed tomography (CT), researchers found that men, Black individuals, and smokers had lower rates of adherence with recommended follow-up care.

Recognizing the Role of Enterprise Imaging in Handling and Protecting Sensitive Patient Information

October 19, 2022

While facilitating interdisciplinary colloaboration is a central objective with enterprise imaging platforms, this author says implementation of these platforms must ensure optimal patient privacy in sensitive cases involving abuse, assault and domestic violence.