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.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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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.
Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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 ...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Precise medical imaging and analysis could enable early detection of lung cancer, help determine its exact size and location, and significantly improve 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 procedure to obtain biopsy samples and to perform other clinical interventions. “Until now, t...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Imaging Source Type: news
ConclusionThe iodine quantification parameters derived from enhanced DE-CT during the VP may be useful for distinguishing lung squamous cell carcinoma from adenocarcinoma.
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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.
Source: CytoJournal - Category: Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONUsing 3D-MDCT, we could accurately divide A4 + 5 and safely perform the surgery.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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.
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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]
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
The authors regret that this paper was originally published with the wrong order of authors. This has now been corrected.
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research
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