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.

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...
According to the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Infographic courtesy of the CDC.

According to the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Infographic courtesy of the CDC.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a new statement relaxing the...
Estimates of excess deaths, defined as the number of persons who have died from all causes, above the expected number of deaths for a given place and time, can provide a comprehensive account of mortality likely related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths that are both directly and indirectly associated with COVID-19.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021 — Estimates of excess deaths, defined as the number of persons who have died from all causes, above the...
Flywheel Exchange, Inc., a leading bioinformatics platform for cloud-scale data management and collaboration, and Imbio, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for medical imaging analysis, have partnered to accelerate lung disease discovery, diagnosis, and treatment in the Life Sciences.
News | Artificial Intelligence | May 07, 2021
May 7, 2021 — Flywheel Exchange, Inc., a leading bioinformatics platform for cloud-scale data management and...
Research finds that a commonly used risk-prediction model for lung cancer does not accurately identify high-risk Black patients who could benefit from early screening

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News | Lung Imaging | May 05, 2021
May 5, 2021 — Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and the leading cause of cancer death, with about...
A 37-year-old woman developed a new, palpable left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy lump five days after her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the left arm. On the day of vaccination, the patient was asymptomatic. This is an example of how the vaccine can mimic cancer and swollen lymph nodes. Image used with permission of RSNA.

A 37-year-old woman developed a new, palpable left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy lump five days after her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the left arm. On the day of vaccination, the patient was asymptomatic. This is an example of how the vaccine can mimic cancer and swollen lymph nodes. Read more about this case study. Image used with permission of RSNA.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 03, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
While the mass COVID-19 vaccination effort over the past four months is bringing closer the light at the end of the...
Despite receiving high radiation doses to their tumors, lung cancer patients treated with technique that spares a large part of the esophagus did not develop severe inflammation of the esophagus

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News | Lung Imaging | April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021 — For many patients with localized lung cancer (non-small-cell lung carcinoma and small cell lung...
ACR releases 13 new topics and five revised topics to support referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decisions
News | Radiology Imaging | April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) released an update to its ACR Appropriateness Criteria (ACR AC...
Low-dose #CT #lung #scans are used to #screen for #lung_cancer in high-risk people such as heavy #smokers

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News | Lung Imaging | April 16, 2021
April 17, 2021 — A deep learning algorithm accurately predicts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease using...
Axial chest CT examination in a 54-year-old participant. A, On the axial noncontrast chest CT image, the pectoralis muscle (PM) area was segmented and measured in the section above the aortic arch. B, The subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) area as the area between the PM and the skin surface on the same section was also measured and the attenuation of pixels in the SAT area was used to determine the individualized threshold for the intermuscular adipose tissue (IMAT). C, The IMAT within the PM was segmented

Axial chest CT examination in a 54-year-old participant. A, On the axial noncontrast chest CT image, the pectoralis muscle (PM) area was segmented and measured in the section above the aortic arch. B, The subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) area as the area between the PM and the skin surface on the same section was also measured and the attenuation of pixels in the SAT area was used to determine the individualized threshold for the intermuscular adipose tissue (IMAT). C, The IMAT within the PM was segmented as the areas with Hounsfield units below this threshold for the IMAT (arrowheads). Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 07, 2021
April 7, 2021 — Body composition information derived from routine chest computed tomography (CTs) can provide important...
#emphysema #marijuana 2021 ARRS Virtual Annual Meeting research reveals increased rates of emphysema in marijuana smokers, compared to both non-smokers and tobacco-only smokers, as well as greater rates of paraseptal emphysema

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News | Lung Imaging | April 02, 2021
April 2, 2021 — A Scientific E-Poster to be presented at the 2021 ARRS Virtual Annual Meeting reveals increased rates...
University of Illinois Chicago researchers are the first to report on the financial conflicts of interest that exist among doctors who review the chest X-rays of coal miners who file workers' compensation claims of totally disabling disease with the U.S. Department of Labor's Federal Black Lung Program.

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News | Lung Imaging | April 01, 2021
April 1, 2021 — University of Illinois Chicago researchers are the first to report on the financial conflicts of...
Nines announced the 510(k) FDA clearance for NinesMeasure, an innovative lung nodule measurement tool built with artificial intelligence (AI) that can accelerate diagnoses of certain respiratory diseases. 
News | Artificial Intelligence | March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021 — Nines announced the 510(k) FDA clearance for NinesMeasure, an innovative lung nodule measurement tool...
Ultimately, because LYFS-CT may exclude minority patients who could benefit from LCS and underestimate the benefits of LCS, the authors of this AJR article suggested "augmenting LCS eligibility for minority patients using combinations of models"--specifically, the PLCOm2012 model in conjunction with LYFS-CT and USPSTF-2020. Image courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

Ultimately, because LYFS-CT may exclude minority patients who could benefit from LCS and underestimate the benefits of LCS, the authors of this AJR article suggested "augmenting LCS eligibility for minority patients using combinations of models"--specifically, the PLCOm2012 model in conjunction with LYFS-CT and USPSTF-2020. Image courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Lung Imaging | March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021 — According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), updated United States Preventive Services...
Samples from the dataset used in this study. (a) X-ray with PA view of a patient with COVID-19; (b) X-ray with AP view of a patient with COVID-19; (c) X-ray of a healthy patient from Dataset A; (d) X-ray of a healthy patient from Dataset B.

Samples from the dataset used in this study. (a) X-ray with PA view of a patient with COVID-19; (b) X-ray with AP view of a patient with COVID-19; (c) X-ray of a healthy patient from Dataset A; (d) X-ray of a healthy patient from Dataset B. Images courtesy of IEEE/CAA JOURNAL OF AUTOMATICA SINICA

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021 — X-rays, first used clinically in the late 1890s, could be a leading-edge diagnostic tool for COVID-19...