Lung Imaging

News and new technology innovations concerning how imaging technology for the lungs. This includes computed tomography (CT), X-ray and ultrasound imaging of the lungs to diagnose and monitor treatment for lung cancer, COPD, pulmonary embolism (PE), pneumonia, tuberculosis and COVID-19 can be found on this channel.

Revised guidelines for lung cancer screening eligibility are perpetuating disparities for racial/ethnic minorities, according to a new study in Radiology.

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News | Lung Imaging | September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021 — Revised guidelines for lung cancer screening eligibility are perpetuating disparities for racial/...
An artificial intelligence (AI) program can spot signs of lung cancer on computed tomography (CT) scans a year before they can be diagnosed with existing methods, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

Diagram showing details of the lung screening experiment. Image courtesy of the European Respiratory Society/Benoit Audelan

News | Artificial Intelligence | September 08, 2021
September 8, 2021 — An artificial intelligence (AI) program can spot signs of lung cancer on computed tomography (CT)...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 31, 2021
Several radiology IT vendors at 2021 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference demonstrated...
#coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic #RSNA21 will require all attendees and exhibitors to show proof of #vaccination and wear a #mask

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News | RSNA | August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021 — RSNA 2021 will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all in-person attendees and exhibitors at...
Siemens Healthineers presents its second pathway for its AI-Pathway Companion at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Global Health Conference 2021 (#HIMSS21)
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 09, 2021
August 9, 2021 — Siemens Healthineers presents its second pathway for its AI-Pathway Companion at the Healthcare...
#coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic A KAIST immunology research team found that a specific subtype of macrophages that originated from blood monocytes plays a key role in the hyper-inflammatory response in SARS-CoV-2 infected lungs, by performing single-cell RNA sequencing of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells

Identification of distinct macrophage subtypes that trigger lung damage during SARS-CoV-2 infection

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 05, 2021
August 4, 2021 — A KAIST immunology research team found that a specific subtype of macrophages that originated from...
SIR considers image-guided thermal ablation to be an acceptable treatment option for patients with inoperable Stage I NSCLC, those with recurrent NSCLC, as well as patients with metastatic lung disease

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News | Lung Imaging | August 02, 2021
August 2, 2021 — The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) issued a new position statement on percutaneous lung...
Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, the world’s largest annual radiology forum, to be held at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 — Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly...
Nearly one quarter of deaths from lung cancer could be avoided in high-risk populations through the adoption of targeted screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans, as based on the results of the NELSON study.

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News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021 — The report ‘Lung Cancer Screening: The Cost of Inaction’ shows that lung cancer screening presents a...
Now a new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) highlights the impact that structural racism and residential segregation has on NSCLC outcomes.

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News | Lung Imaging | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 — Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
Patients with primary lung cancer detected using low-dose computed tomography screening are at reduced risk of developing brain metastases after diagnosis, according to a study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

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News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021 — Patients with primary lung cancer detected using low-dose computed tomography screening are at reduced...
COVID-19 progression over 4 days in a 28-year-old man. This posteroranterior chest X-ray \ shows bilateral multiple peripheral and lower lobe ground glass opacities (GGOs) shown by the arrows. Image courtesy of Margarita Revzin et al. 

COVID-19 progression over 4 days in a 28-year-old man. This posteroranterior chest X-ray \ shows bilateral multiple peripheral and lower lobe ground glass opacities (GGOs) shown by the arrows. Image courtesy of Margarita Revzin et al. 

News | Artificial Intelligence | June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021 — Artificial intelligence promises to be a powerful tool for improving the speed and accuracy of medical...
An example of a COVID-19 pneumonia of a chest CT scan. The COVID appears as white ground glass opacities (GGOs) in the lungs. Normal lungs on CT should appear black.

An example of a COVID-19 pneumonia of a chest CT scan. The COVID appears as white ground glass opacities (GGOs) in the lungs. Normal lungs on CT should appear black.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is inviting proposals from researchers for funding...
Positron emission tomography (PET) using a 68Ga-labeled fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) can noninvasively identify and monitor pulmonary fibrosis, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2021 Annual Meeting.

A) Axial CT images through the mouse lungs at 7 and 14 days after intratracheal administration of bleomycin or saline (as a control), demonstrating increased lung fibrosis in the bleomycin group (white arrows). (B) CT attenuation histograms in Hounsfield units (HU) after lung segmentation demonstrate increased attenuation in the lungs in the bleomycin group than the control group (p <0.05), consistent with increasing fibrosis (n=3). (C) Representative axial PET/CT fusion images at 20 and 60 min demonstrating increased FAPI uptake in the lungs of the bleomycin group (white arrows) with no significant uptake in the control group (yellow arrows). (D) Time-activity curve of lung uptake ROI analysis demonstrating higher FAPI uptake in the lungs of the bleomycin group than the control (p < 0.05), 14 days after bleomycin (n=3). (E) Ex vivo biodistribution data of lung tissue demonstrating higher radiotracer uptake in the lungs of the bleomycin group than the control (n=3). *p<0.05, **p<0.01. Image created by CA Ferreira et al., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

News | PET-CT | June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021 — Positron emission tomography (PET) using a 68Ga-labeled fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI)...
An abbreviated lung ultrasound protocol can efficiently determine presence of lung congestion in patients receiving hemodialysis and help expedite care. Chart courtesy of Reisinger et al, AJKD 2021

An abbreviated lung ultrasound protocol can efficiently determine presence of lung congestion in patients receiving hemodialysis and help expedite care. Chart courtesy of Reisinger et al, AJKD 2021

News | Lung Imaging | June 04, 2021
June 4, 2021 — Pulmonary congestion owing to fluid overload is common among patients with kidney failure on...
Cina Chest is part of Avicenna’s CINA family of AI tools that support the treatment of emergencies, including CINA HEAD, its FDA-cleared and CE-Marked solution that supports the detection and triage of stroke and neurovascular emergencies.
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2021
June 3, 2021 — Medical imaging AI specialist Avicenna.AI announced that it has received certification in the United...
Swiftness is essential when treating lung cancer, the second most common type of cancer in the U.S. and the country's leading cause of cancer deaths.

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News | Lung Imaging | June 01, 2021
June 1, 2021 — Swiftness is essential when treating lung cancer, the second most common type of cancer in the U.S. and...
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is calling on radiologists nationally to respond to a solicitation for public comment from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about lung cancer screening with low dose computed tomography (LDCT).

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News | Lung Imaging | May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) is calling on radiologists nationally to respond to a ...
(A) 70-year-old woman with pulmonary adenocarcinoma who underwent sublobar resection without evidence for pLVI. 15-mm solid nodule with irregular margins present in right lower lobe (arrow). No tumor recurrence on 37-month follow-up. (B) 75-year-old man with pulmonary adenocarcinoma who underwent wedge resection that exhibited pLVI. 19-mm solid nodule with irregular margins and peritumoral interstitial thickening (arrowheads) present in right upper lobe. Ipsilateral mediastinal and hilar lymph node metastas

(A) 70-year-old woman with pulmonary adenocarcinoma who underwent sublobar resection without evidence for pLVI. 15-mm solid nodule with irregular margins present in right lower lobe (arrow). No tumor recurrence on 37-month follow-up. (B) 75-year-old man with pulmonary adenocarcinoma who underwent wedge resection that exhibited pLVI. 19-mm solid nodule with irregular margins and peritumoral interstitial thickening (arrowheads) present in right upper lobe. Ipsilateral mediastinal and hilar lymph node metastasis occurred after 5-month follow-up (not shown). Image courtesy of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021 — According to an open-access Editor's Choice article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR),...
The Radiological Society of North American announced that RSNA21 will be back — live — this November in Chicago
News | RSNA | May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced today that 10,378 scientific and educational...