Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening Availability: Lessons From Southwest Virginia
ConclusionsAt-risk smokers in Virginia, particularly those living in rural areas with high smoking rates, do not have adequate recommended LDCT coverage. More screening centers are needed to care for the high number of rural smokers at risk for lung cancer.
Conclusions: 3D semiautomatic quantification of PPV is feasible and reproducible using CT in patients with occupational exposure to asbestos. PPV measurement may be useful to correlate with other asbestos-related disease outcomes and prognosis.
Purpose: A common diagnostic dilemma in the assessment of small pulmonary nodules on computed tomography (CT) is in distinguishing benign intrapulmonary lymph nodes (IPLNs) from small primary pulmonary malignancies. Several CT features have been described of IPLNs, including attachment to a pleural surface. We had observed that IPLNs were often connected to a pulmonary vein and sought to evaluate the utility of this sign in discriminating IPLNs from lung adenocarcinomas. The frequency of other previously described CT signs of IPLNs was also compared with lung adenocarcinomas. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively ...
Precise medical imaging and analysis could enableÂ early detection of lung cancer, helpÂ determine its exact size and location, and significantly improveÂ diagnosis and treatment. This is usually done in a process called segmentation, which uses computers to identify the boundaries of the lung from surrounding thoracic tissue on CT images. From this process, a detailed 3-D map of the airways may be generated that can help to plan and navigate a bronchoscopy procedureÂ to obtain biopsy samplesÂ and to perform other clinical interventions. âUntil now, t...
ConclusionThe iodine quantification parameters derived from enhanced DE-CT during the VP may be useful for distinguishing lung squamous cell carcinoma from adenocarcinoma.
Conclusions: Our study indicates that solid nodules have the highest risk of malignancy. Furthermore, the cytological evaluation of subsolid and partially calcified nodules is crucial for the accurate diagnosis and appropriate clinical management of lung nodule patients.
CONCLUSIONUsing 3D-MDCT, we could accurately divide A4 + 5 and safely perform the surgery.
ConclusionsPreoperative radiotracer localization of small or indistinct pulmonary lesions is simple and feasible with a high rate of success. It may be an effective and attractive alternative in managing lung lesions.
ConclusionsAdvanced age and pleural adhesion were independent risk factors for complications after complete single ‐lobe thoracoscopic lobectomies for clinical stage I NSCLC, and postoperative complications were statistically associated with poor prognosis. Surgical teams should ensure an experienced surgeon leads the operation for patients at higher risk to avoid prolonged postoperative hospitalization and a possible poor prognosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of pleural plaques on radiological imaging does not confer an additional increase in the risk of lung cancer. This result is consistent across two cohorts with differing asbestos fiber exposures and intensity. PMID: 31433952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The authors regret that this paper was originally published with the wrong order of authors. This has now been corrected.