Study Shows CT Screening Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths

Study Shows CT Screening Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths

Recent research published in JAMA Network Open confirms that CT lung cancer scanning reduces lung cancer deaths. A retrospective study examined the records of 312,382 patients from the SEER program diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer who received CT lung scans between 2006 and 2016. The study confirmed that patients with early-stage disease experience improved…

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Breast Cancer Named Most Diagnosed Form Of Cancer Over Lung Cancer

Breast Cancer Named Most Diagnosed Form Of Cancer Over Lung Cancer

Breast cancer exceeded lung cancer as the most diagnosed form of cancer in the world for the first time in history, experts found. The American Cancer Society calculated about 19.3 million new cancer cases occurred last year, 10 million of which ended in patients not making it. Breast cancer in women was diagnosed in 2.3…

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Research Finds Lung Ultrasound Best In COVID Pneumonia Screening

Research Finds Lung Ultrasound Best In COVID Pneumonia Screening

Ultrasound scans found better results than x-rays in preliminary detection of atypical pneumonia in possible COVID patients, researchers reported recently. By studying possible COVID-19 patients in the emergency department, ultrasound had increased sensitivity, at 97.6%, versus 69.9% for x-ray, according to Ryan C. Gibbons, MD, of Temple University in Philadelphia. He presented this significant information…

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Medicare Spending For Diagnostic Radiology $890 Million Below Expected Levels for 2020

Medicare Spending For Diagnostic Radiology $890 Million Below Expected Levels for 2020 REVISED

Data released by the American Medical Association on December 2, 2021, revealed that Medicare disbursements for diagnostic radiology services fell by $890 million (roughly 16%) below the projected levels in 2020. Not only did diagnostic radiology services reimbursed by Medicare fall — revenue for all physician services in the Medicare system fell significantly — $13.9…

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Pulmonary Nodules: What Radiologists Should Recommend

Pulmonary Nodules: What Radiologists Should Recommend

Recently, it was acknowledged that radiologists vary widely in whether they recommend follow ups for pulmonary modules. But this is something that deeply needs examination. A new study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, published Sunday in JACR, claims organizations need to reform this. They remind us that lung cancer is still the deadliest form of…

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