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.

Lymphocytic Inflammation in a Lung from a Patient Who Died from Covid-19. The gross appearance of a lung from a patient who died from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is shown in Panel A (the scale bar corresponds to 1 cm). The histopathological examination, shown in Panel B, revealed interstitial and perivascular predominantly lymphocytic pneumonia with multifocal endothelialitis (hematoxylin–eosin staining; the scale bar corresponds to 200 μm).

Lymphocytic Inflammation in a Lung from a Patient Who Died from Covid-19. The gross appearance of a lung from a patient who died from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is shown in Panel A (the scale bar corresponds to 1 cm). The histopathological examination, shown in Panel B, revealed interstitial and perivascular predominantly lymphocytic pneumonia with multifocal endothelialitis (hematoxylin–eosin staining; the scale bar corresponds to 200 μm). Image courtesy of The New England Journal of Medicine

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020 — In a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), senior author Steven J. Mentzer, M.D.,...
In a new study to help oncologists address the challenges COVID-19-positive lung cancer patients present, a team of global lung cancer specialists published a review of lung cancer treatments for patients with COVID-19

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 — Lung cancer patients are at heightened risk for COVID-19 and the reported high mortality rate among lung...
Chest radiograph of a 23-year-old male with no past medical history who tested positive for COVID-19 via RT-PCR and was subsequently discharged from the emergency department with home care and isolation precautions. Portable CXR shows right and left peripheral lower lung zone hazy opacities; total score=2

Top image: Chest radiograph of a 23-year-old male with no past medical history who tested positive for COVID-19 via RT-PCR and was subsequently discharged from the emergency department with home care and isolation precautions. Portable CXR shows right and left peripheral lower lung zone hazy opacities; total score=2.

Bottom image: Chest radiograph in a 32-year-old overweight (BMI=30) COVID-19 positive male with a history of childhood asthma who was subsequently admitted and intubated in the ICU for 3 days. Portable CXR shows opacities in all three right lung zones and in the left middle and lower lung zones; total score=5. Image courtesy of Mount Sinai Health System

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 — Chest X-rays performed on young and middle-aged adults with COVID-19 when they arrive at the emergency...
16-year-old girl with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and known history of tuberous sclerosis who presented with acute hypoxic respiratory distress. Reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction testing confirmed diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

16-year-old girl with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and known history of tuberous sclerosis who presented with acute hypoxic respiratory distress. Reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction testing confirmed diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

A, Frontal chest radiograph obtained at initial presentation shows bilateral lower lung zone–predominant consolidations and, to lesser extent, ground-glass opacities. B, Frontal chest radiograph obtained 2 days after hospital admission shows interval increase in consolidation in bilateral lower lung zones. C, Frontal chest radiograph obtained 6 days after hospital admission and treatment shows interval improvement in consolidations in bilateral lower lung zones.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 01, 2020
May 1, 2020 — Although the clinical symptoms of new pediatric lung disorders such as severe acute respiratory syndrome...
Artificial intelligence can categorize cancer risk of lung nodules
News | Artificial Intelligence | April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020 — Computed tomography (CT) scans for people at risk for lung cancer lead to earlier diagnoses and...
Zegami, the Oxford University data visualization spin-out, has announced it has written to the health ministers of ten countries asking them to provide X-rays of COVID-19 infected lungs.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020 — Zegami, the Oxford University data visualization spin-out, has announced it has written to the health...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 A new expert panel consensus statement published simultaneously in the journals Radiology: Imaging Cancer, Chest and the Journal of the American College of Radiology provides guidance to clinicians managing lung cancer screening programs and patients with lung nodules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020 — A new expert panel consensus statement published simultaneously in the journals Radiology: Imaging...
Data from Australia offers useful guidance for similar conditions in other advanced economies #lungcancer

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News | Lung Imaging | April 22, 2020
April 22, 2020 — Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR — the professional society for health economics and...
Age‐standardized, delay‐adjusted overall cancer incidence rates for 2012 through 2016 are illustrated among males and females by racial/ethnic group

Age‐standardized, delay‐adjusted overall cancer incidence rates for 2012 through 2016 are illustrated among males and females by racial/ethnic group. Racial/ethnic groups are mutually exclusive. Data for the non‐Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population are restricted to Indian Health Service Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Area (PRCDA) counties. API indicates Asian/Pacific Islander. Chart courtesy of ACS Journals 

News | Radiation Oncology | March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020 — The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that cancer death rates continued to...
The low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) scans used in lung cancer screening do not appear to damage human DNA

Immunofluorescent staining performed to depict γ-H2AX foci. Representative images of γ-H2AX foci in peripheral blood lymphocytes in an 82-year-old woman who underwent standard-dose CT. (a) Nuclear DNA of four lymphocytes. (b) γ-H2AX foci (arrows). (c) Markers of DNA double-strand breaks. In this merged image, DNA is blue and γ-H2AX foci are red (arrows show small foci). γ-H2AX, a marker of DNA double-strand breaks, is a phosphorylated type of histone H2AX. Scale bar: 5 mm. Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America

News | Lung Imaging | March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020 — The low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) scans used in lung cancer screening do not appear to...
Pulmonary imaging is important in the diagnosis of the acute lung injury associated with vaping, known as electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), according to a special review article published in the journal Radiology

Images show electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury in a 32-year-old man with history of vaping who presented with fevers and night sweats for 1 week. (a) Coronal maximum intensity projection image shows diffuse centrilobular nodularity. (b) Histologic sections of his transbronchial cryobiopsy showed distinctive micronodular pattern of airway-centered organizing pneumonia, corresponding to centrilobular nodularity seen at CT. Similar imaging and pathologic findings have been described in patients with smoke synthetic cannabinoids. Image courtesy of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

News | Lung Imaging | January 28, 2020
January 28, 2020 — Pulmonary imaging is important in the diagnosis of the acute lung injury associated with vaping,...
Trends in Overall Cancer Mortality Rates by Sex, United States, 1930 to 2017. Rates are age adjusted to the 2000 US standard population

Trends in Overall Cancer Mortality Rates by Sex, United States, 1930 to 2017. Rates are age adjusted to the 2000 US standard population. Chart courtesy of the American Cancer Society

News | Radiation Oncology | January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 — The cancer death rate declined by 29 percent from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2 percent drop from...
Lung cancer patients who are inactive prior to chemoradiation are less likely to tolerate treatment and more likely to see their cancer return
News | Lung Imaging | January 08, 2020
January 8, 2020 — Numerous studies have shown that monitoring physical activity promotes better health – from reducing...
 Cancer in lung Siemens PET Biograph mCT Flow Lung
News | Lung Imaging | December 19, 2019
December 19, 2019 — Hoag hopes to turn the tables on lung cancer by becoming one of select hospitals in the nation, and...
62-year-old woman with pure ground-glass nodules (GGN). PET/CT fusion image shows pure GGN with tumor maximum standardized uptake value of 2.8 (circle).

62-year-old woman with pure ground-glass nodules (GGN). PET/CT fusion image shows pure GGN with tumor maximum standardized uptake value of 2.8 (circle).

News | PET-CT | November 15, 2019
November 15, 2019 — According to an article published ahead-of-print in the February 2020 issue of the American Journal...
This chest X-ray of a patient being treated for e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury shows lung opacities, densities and whitish cloud-like areas which are typically seen with unusual pneumonias, fluid in lungs or lung inflammation. Image courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare

This chest X-ray of a patient being treated for e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury shows lung opacities, densities and whitish cloud-like areas which are typically seen with unusual pneumonias, fluid in lungs or lung inflammation. Image courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare

News | Clinical Trials | November 08, 2019
November 8, 2019 — As the outbreak of lung injuries and deaths associated with e-cigarettes, or vaping, continues to...
Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging has published a special report on lung injury resulting from the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or “vaping.”

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News | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 06, 2019
November 6, 2019 — Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging has published a special report on lung injury resulting from the...
LungPrint Discovery offers fully automatic radiological metrics and unique, time-saving airway visualizations
News | Advanced Visualization | October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019 — VIDA Diagnostics, Inc. announced that its LungPrint analysis will be available through TeraRecon’s...
FDA Clears Modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT From Siemens Healthineers
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared three modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT...
Radiation After Immunotherapy Improves Progression-free Survival for Some Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients
News | Lung Imaging | September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019 — Adding precisely aimed, escalated doses of radiation after patients no longer respond to...