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.

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...
lung cancer recurrence, biomarker blood test, CT scans, 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, clinical study
News | Lung Imaging | March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017 — Results from a prospective clinical trial showed a blood test looking at specific biomarkers was able...
proton therapy, recurrent lung cancer, clinical study, IMPT, 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium
News | Proton Therapy | March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017 — A new study offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer, who historically have been considered...
moblie lung CT unit, first in the U.S., Carolinas, Levine Cancer Institute, Samsung NeuroLogica, BodyTom CT scanner
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017 — Samsung NeuroLogica announced that its portable computed tomography (CT) technology will be included...
lung cancer, radiation therapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors, 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, clinical study
News | Lung Imaging | March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017 — An emerging approach for cancer treatment seeks to combine radiation therapy with immune checkpoint...
SBRT, stereotactic body radiation therapy, early-stage lung cancer, patients 80 and older, 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, study
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017 — Patients in their 80s and 90s who have early-stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be...
lung cancer screening, patient education, low dose computed tomography, LDCT scan, Chest journal study, counseling, shared decision-making
News | Lung Imaging | March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017 — A new study in the journal Chest determined that a structured prescreening counseling and shared...
FDG PET/CT, lung cancer, radiation therapy, AJR study, American Journal of Roentgenology
News | Lung Imaging | March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017 — FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is a valuable imaging tool for treatment...
lung cancer screening, low dose computed tomography, LDCT, current and former smokers, JAMA Oncology study
News | Lung Imaging | February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017 — Lung cancer screening rates remained very low and unchanged among eligible populations in 2015,...
EGFR mutant lung cancer, brain metastases, order of treatment, radiation therapy, EGFR-directed drugs, Journal of Clinical Oncology study
News | Lung Imaging | February 09, 2017
February 9, 2017 — A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that radiation therapy followed by...
lung cancer screening, computed tomography, CT, screening criteria, PLOS Medicine study
News | Lung Imaging | February 08, 2017
February 8, 2017 — Limiting lung cancer screening to high-risk former smokers may improve cost-effectiveness at a...
lung cancer screening, community setting, challenges, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 53rd Annual Meeting
News | Lung Imaging | January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017 — Implementing lung cancer screening as a high-quality preventive health service in a community...
News | Artificial Intelligence | January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017 — Management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton  and data analytics company Kaggle recently announced...
Videos | RSNA 2016 | December 19, 2016
ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technologies being displayed on the...
non-small-cell lung cancer, NSCLC, SBRT, stereotactic body radiation therapy, Roswell Park study, ASTRO 2016, dose
News | Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2016
October 25, 2016 — Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a specialized and highly targeted method of delivering...