Computed Tomographic Screening for Lung Cancer: Home Run or Foul Ball?
- Helical CT helps in reducing mortality in lung cancer screening. // Journal of Medical Physics;Jan-Mar2011, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p51
The article focuses on a randomized controlled lung screening trial conducted by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health which found that low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) resulted to a reduction in lung cancer mortality.
- Health Affairs article touts lung cancer screening. McCarty, Mark // Medical Device Daily;4/12/2012, Vol. 16 Issue 71, p8
The article focuses on a paper published in the April 2012 issue of "Health Affairs" which said that low-dose spiral computed tomography (CT) is a practical implement for lung cancer screening of patients aged 50-64 who have a history of smoking.
- Study: scans modestly cut lung cancer deaths. Neergaard, Lauran // Tennessee Tribune;11/11/2010, Vol. 21 Issue 45, p6B
The article offers information on the result of a major study, which shows that a special computerized tomography (CT) scans given to heavy smokers can determine lung cancer early.
- CT screens can detect early lung cancer. Hensley, Scott // Modern Healthcare;12/06/99, Vol. 29 Issue 49, p36
Reveals that evidence is growing that computed tomography (CT) can detect early lung cancer in patients at high risk for the disease. Significance of CT detection; Details on the use of CT on patients.
- Patients at highest risk for lung cancer benefited most from low-dose CT screening. // Hem/Onc Today;8/25/2013, Vol. 14 Issue 16, p52
The article reports on the results of a study which investigates the association of low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening and the decrease in mortality among patients with lung cancer compared with chest radiography.
- Locally developed lung cancer classification tool. // British Columbia Medical Journal;Oct2013, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p365
The article focuses on a clinical risk calculator software developed through a study led by the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) which can accurately classify the benign or malignant lesions on an initial lung computed tomography (CT) scan among people who are at high risk for lung cancer.
- Abstracts. Smith, Jeanette M.; Cole, Thomas B. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/25/95, Vol. 274 Issue 16, p1254g
Presents an abstract of the research `Detection of Primary and Recurrent Lung Cancer by Means of F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG PET),' by Francis G. Duhaylongsod et al published in a 1995 issue of the `Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery.'
- PET-CT staging spared NSCLC patients from unnecessary surgery. Adams, Stacey L.; Harris, Jason; Haigh, Christen // Hem/Onc Today;8/25/2009, Vol. 10 Issue 16, p24
The article deals with a study which examined the accuracy of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in identifying patients with mediastinal and extrathoracic non-small cell lung carcinoma.
- Low-Dose Computed Tomography Screening for Lung Cancer. Soylemez Wiener, Renda // Annals of Internal Medicine;3/17/2015, Vol. 162 Issue 6, p460
The article discusses a study on computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer and mentions topics including persons living in rural communities having high-risk for lung cancer, recommendation for shared decision making for LDCT screening, and need to maintain a registry of persons.