CAD of chest tomosynthesis works best for new readers
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By HUGH HARVEY, MD Artificial intelligence requires data. Ideally that data should be clean, trustworthy and above all, accurate. Unfortunately, medical data is far from it. In fact medical data is sometimes so far removed from being clean, it’s positively dirty. Consider the simple chest X-ray, the good old-fashioned posterior-anterior radiograph of the thorax. One of the longest standing radiological techniques in the medical diagnostic armoury, performed across the world by the billions. So many in fact, that radiologists struggle to keep up with the sheer volume, and sometimes forget to read the odd 23,000 of the...
Condition: Lung Cancer Intervention: Sponsors: National Cancer Center, Korea; Korean Association for Lung Cancer; The Korean Society of Radiology; The Korea Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory diseases; The Korean Academy of Family Medicine; The Korean Society for Preventive Medicine Recruiting
ConclusionBronchial artery embolization for massive hemoptysis with Embosphere particles 700 –900 µm in size is a safe and effective method with high technical and clinical success rates. Long-term results are excellent.
We report the case of a 68-year-old gentleman who presented with musculoskeletal chest pain which appeared suddenly when he bent over with his dog. The chest pain was localized to the left lower chest and increased with movement and deep breathing. The patient did not complain weight loss, night sweat, fever or chill. He complained of mild cough, with expectoration of whitish mucus. Imaging revealed cavitary chest lesion in the right upper lobe, which was initially suspected to be lung cancer. The patient had a 50-year-old history of smoking 2 packs per day. PET CT imaging did not reveal any specific activity. Needle biops...
This Danish study evaluated the association between psychiatric comorbidity and the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and tuberculosis (TB) of an entire nation.
Conclusions: Unification of bronchoscopy descriptions could be useful to predict, whether a collected tissue biopsy taken during bronchoscopy will be positive for lung cancer. Proposed risk scale requires simplification and further validation in a prospective study.
Conclusions:The IPLNs had a thin linear attachments extendings to pleura and were separated from pleura by a distance of a few millimeters. All IPLNs had anthracosis and could be related to passive smoking in patients without smoking history. Considering clinical features, careful discrimination of IPLNs from other pulmonary nodules may avoid both unnesessary surgeries and follow-up examinations.