Computerized Tomography (CT)
Contrary to some concerns, persons at high risk for lung cancer who undergo CT lung scans are more likely to attempt smoking cessation regardless of their test results compared with unscreened persons.
Prostate-specific molecular imaging, such as PET and CT, can detect more cancer and improve patient care.
For nonsolid nodules identified by CT screening for lung cancer, annual screening with low-dose CT can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery.
Most family physicians report discussing low-dose CT imaging with patients at high risk for lung cancer, but referrals for screening remain low, a study published in the journal Cancer has shown.
CT colonography with reduced preparation had increased participation compared with full cathartic preparation CT colonography, and detection rates were approximately 3 times higher for CT colonography compared with FIT.
This fact sheet defines computed tomography (CT), explains its use in cancer detection, and answers questions regarding radiation exposure from CT use.
Surgical intervention for a non-lung cancer diagnosis is rare following low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer, a study has found, and concerns that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries appears unfounded.
Benefit seen in long-term smokers when CT testing is done by skilled experts.
The pros and cons of low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer are evlauated in relation to the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) evaluation of screening coverage.
A large number of U.S. Senators and Representatives are taking the lead to support full Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography screening for seniors at high risk for lung cancer.
A new technique that brings CT imaging into the operating room will allow surgeons to precisely demarcate and remove small sub-centimeter lung nodules, leaving as much healthy tissue as possible.
Implementation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening is expected to increase lung cancer diagnoses and increase Medicare expenditure.
Semiautomated computer-derived measurements are consistent with radiologist assessments, according to a study.
Despite USPSTF recommendation for annual screening for high-risk adults, AAFP urges caution in screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT among high-risk individuals.
More than 18% of all lung cancers detected by low-dose computed tomography (CT) appeared to represent an overdiagnosis, according to a recently published study.
Drastic reimbursement cuts for image-guided breast biopsies, and other medical imaging techniques in the 2014 Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule, may further reduce women's access to mammography and other breast cancer services.
There has been increasing incidence of small and indolent thyroid cancer but mortality rate has been stable since 1979.
Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer prevents very few deaths among those at lowest risk.
Persons with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) exhibited better disease control and survival when staged with positron emission tomography (PET) than did patients who did not undergo staging with PET.
About half of parents were aware of malignancy risks associated with computed tomography (CT) scans before emergency department disclosures.
Digital chest tomosynthesis holds promise as a first-line tool for lung cancer screening, according to the baseline results of a single-arm, observational study.
Centers in the United States can achieve a 20% reduction in lung cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) versus chest X-ray (CXR) screening that was previously reported by the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST).
MnDCT has similar radiation to X-ray but greater sensitivity for detecting new and recurrent cancer.
Computerized tomography adds to lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels in predicting survival among persons with metastatic melanoma on bevacizumab.
Approximately 12,000 deaths from lung cancer could be prevented if all eligible current and past smokers were screened with low-dose computer tomography.
Adoption of National Lung Screening Trial regimens could prevent 12,250 deaths/year in U.S.
Clinicians should recommend annual lung cancer screening with low-dose CT for certain high-risk patients, according to new American Cancer Society screening guidelines.
Imaging with 18F-FLT positron emission tomography provides tumor-specific details accurately and noninvasively in persons with gliomas.
An analysis of breath samples from patients with pulmonary nodules distinguished benign from malignant growths in a recent study.
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