Trends in chest radiography show maturation, experimentation

November 1, 2005



Applications for computer-aided detection are expanding, with the introduction of an FDA-approved chest radiography CAD system by Riverain Medical.

  • Double-exposure dual-energy subtraction radiography helps CR and DR compete with CT by deleting bone and leaving only soft tissue for easier interpretation. The concept of subtraction has been around for decades.

  • Increased attention is being paid to lowering or eliminating radiation exposure from serial CT exams to children with cystic fibrosis, particularly as improvements in therapeutic management help extend their life span.

  • Automated lung nodule volume measurement is maturing but still in need of refinement.

  • Findings from the I-ELCAP show a need to review current patient management guidelines in favor of more assertive options for certain lung cancer screening participants.