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.

Age Impacts Post-treatment Mortality for Early-stage Lung Cancer Patients

Image courtesy of Henri Becquerel Cancer Center

News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | January 24, 2018
January 24, 2018  — A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology explores...
Study Compares Radiosurgery and Whole-Brain Radiation in Lung Cancer Patients With Multiple Brain Metastases
News | Radiation Therapy | January 03, 2018
January 3, 2018 — Although targeted therapies have produced dramatic advances in the ability to control some types of...
Median Technologies Collaborating With Chinese Hospital for Lung Cancer Screening Programs. Dave Fornell
News | Lung Imaging | December 22, 2017
December 22, 2017 — Median Technologies recently announced a research collaboration agreement with Xingtai People's...
Mirada Medical and Optellum Debut AI-Based Lung Cancer Diagnosis Solution at RSNA 2017
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017 — Optellum, a high-tech startup in lung cancer and machine learning, and Mirada Medical recently...
Integration of Smoking Cessation Within CT Lung Cancer Screenings Shows Life-Saving Results
News | Lung Imaging | October 26, 2017
October 26, 2017 — A study that integrated robust smoking cessation programs into an organized low-dose computed...
NIH Clinical Center Releases 100,000-Plus Chest X-ray Datasets to Scientific Community
News | Artificial Intelligence | October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center recently released over 100,000 anonymized...
CompleWare and Vida Announce Joint Marketing Agreement for Respiratory Trials
News | Lung Imaging | October 05, 2017
October 5, 2017 — CompleWare and Vida recently announced a joint marketing agreement promoting complementary...
Biomarker Blood Test Predicts Survival Following Localized Lung Cancer Treatment
News | Lung Imaging | September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017 — A new study demonstrates that a blood test to detect cancer may predict treatment outcomes for...
Adding Radiation to Chemotherapy May Dramatically Improve Survival for Advanced-Stage NSCLC Patients
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017 — Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy for patients with limited metastatic non-small cell...
Long-Term Survival Rates More Than Double Previous Estimates for Locally Advanced Lung Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017 — Long-term results of a phase III clinical trial indicate survival rates for patients receiving...
Matrix Analytics Beginning Validation of Deep Learning Lung CT Tools
News | Lung Imaging | September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017 — Matrix Analytics announced it will clinically validate its LungDirect deep learning and predictive...
20/20 GeneSystems Launches AI-Based Lung Cancer Detection Technology in China
Technology | Lung Imaging | August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017 — 20/20 GeneSystems Inc. recently released in China what is believed to be the world’s first machine...
The American Lung Association created LUNG FORCE, a national movement to defeat lung cancer
News | Lung Imaging | August 02, 2017
To raise public awareness of lung cancer — the leading cancer killer of men and women — the American Lung Association's...
Fujitsu Develops AI-Based Technology to Retrieve Similar Disease Cases in CT Inspections

Newly developed technology to retrieve similar cases. Image courtesy of Fujitsu.

News | Artificial Intelligence | June 26, 2017
June 26, 2017 — Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced development of a technology to retrieve similar disease cases from...
ASTRO Issues Guideline for Stereotactic Radiation Use in Early-Stage Lung Cancer
Feature | Lung Imaging | June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently issued a new clinical guideline for the...
ClearRead CT Nearing 50 Installations Milestone
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017 — Riverain Technologies announced that it is now processing data from nearly 50 computed tomography (CT)...
Third Annual Data Science Bowl Winners Advance Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening
News | Lung Imaging | May 09, 2017
May 9, 2017 — Management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and data science company Kaggle recently announced the...
A low-dose lung CT scan can be used to help detect mesothelioma.

An example of a low-dose CT scan of the lungs, showing lung cancer. Image courtesy of Toshiba.

Feature | Lung Imaging | May 05, 2017 | Alison Grimes
The term mesothelioma was coined in 1909, just a few years after the introduction of medical X-ray imaging. The term...
Men Need More Frequent Lung Cancer Screening Than Women
News | Lung Imaging | May 02, 2017
May 2, 2017 — Men need more frequent lung cancer screening than women, according to research presented at the European...
FDG-PET, cell mutations, lung cancer patients, non-small cell lung cancer, NSCLC, Journal of Nuclear Medicine study

From left to right are patients with EGFR mutation, KRAS mutation, and EGFR– and KRAS– tumors, respectively. Stage I and III tumors are shown in the top and bottom rows, respectively. Arrows indicate the locations of the lung tumors. Credit: Stephen S.F. Yip, Ph.D., and Hugo Aerts, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston; John Kim, M.D., University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.

News | PET Imaging | April 05, 2017
April 5, 2017 — Researchers have used positron emission tomography (PET) to successfully identify genetic cell...