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2010-11-04 18:06:15

A national study of more than 53,000 current and former heavy smokers has demonstrated that helical CT scanning reduced lung cancer deaths by 20 percent compared to using chest X-rays. Constantine Gatsonis and colleagues at Brown's Center for Statistical Sciences contributed methodologic expertise and leadership throughout the study, which began in August 2002. In a major new study announced today by the National Cancer Institute, researchers including Brown University biostatistian...

2010-11-04 10:59:00

Twenty percent fewer lung cancer deaths seen among those screened with CT than with chest X-ray in a trial conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network and the Lung Screening Study group. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Institute (NCI) released initial results from a large-scale clinical trial evaluating whether lung cancer screening with low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) or standard chest X-rays saves lives. Lung cancer,...

2010-06-21 07:00:00

DAYTON, Ohio, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverain Medical® announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the newest version of the OnGuard(TM) Chest X-ray Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) technology. OnGuard identifies solitary pulmonary nodules that may represent early-stage lung cancer on an existing chest X-ray (1). This improved performance demonstrates a 73% reduction in false positive marks and 50% higher relative sensitivity...

2010-05-17 08:38:41

You expect to find leading experts in the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine presenting their research at the annual ATS International Conference"”physicians and professors, basic scientists, fellows and post-docs, certainly. High school students? Not so much. But this year, Wynton Kun, who turned 18 in April and will graduate from high school on May 28, will be presenting his original research on the medical necessity and cost effectiveness of repeated chest x-rays...

2010-04-28 13:58:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance acknowledges the on-going work by the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on lung cancer screening research and the need for people who may be at risk for lung cancer to be well informed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO) However, the paper by Jennifer M. Croswell, MD and co-authors published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, claiming that...

2010-03-25 04:00:00

DAYTON, Ohio, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverain Medical, a leading image enhancement and computer-aided detection company dedicated to providing physicians with tools to assist in image interpretation, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the SoftView Enhanced Chest Imaging technology. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100325/CL76051-a) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100325/CL76051LOGO-b) (Logo:...

2010-03-23 11:40:15

OAK BROOK, Ill. "“ A new study published in the April issue of Radiology suggests that chest x-rays may play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of H1N1 influenza by predicting which patients are likely to become sicker. "Working in the emergency room is very stressful and physicians need information fast," said lead author Galit Aviram, M.D., head of cardiothoracic imaging in the Department of Radiology at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. "Our study...

2010-01-21 16:24:52

A large New York medical center reduced the number of CT scans and radiation dose delivered to emergency department patients with suspected pulmonary emboli (PE) by holding collaborative educational seminars for staff and routing patients to CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) or ventilation perfusion (V/Q) scanning based solely on their chest X-ray results, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. A V/Q scan evaluates the ability of air to...

2009-12-04 16:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple, inexpensive computer tool that measures volume changes in the size of suspicious nodules in the lungs picked up by a CT scanner can rule out non-cancerous ones with almost perfect accuracy and enable doctors to diagnose true cancers with fewer, less expensive and less invasive tests. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO) The new diagnostic guidelines are described in a paper published yesterday in the New...

2009-11-20 15:41:33

Chest ultrasound can serve as a viable alternative to chest CT in the evaluation of pediatric patients with complicated pneumonia and parapneumonic effusion (a build-up of fluid between the lung and chest wall), according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Pneumonia in the pediatric population is common. Both the diagnosis and therapy of complicated pneumonia is guided by imaging "” CT, to date, playing a central role in complicated...


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