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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Monthand Jo-Anne Shepard, MD, Director of MGH Thoracic Imaging and Intervention, would like to share important information about the only lung cancer screening test proven to decrease mortality from this devastating illness.
With implications for insurance coverage, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual low-dose CT scans to reduce lung cancer deaths.
Director of Thoracic Imaging and Intervention in the Mass General Department of Radiology, Dr. Jo-Anne Shepard explains what the recent lung cancer screening recommendations mean for patients.
On July 29, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced its recommendation for screening high-risk patients for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans (LDCTs).
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends low-dose CT scans to screen high-risk patients for lung cancer.
During the fifth annual physician recognition dinner hosted Nov. 12 by the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO), nearly 600 physicians and guests gathered to celebrate the past, present and future of MGH’s clinical contributions and to honor the memory of the late cardiologist Brian A. McGovern, MD, with the presentation of three awards in his name.
Research shows a clear benefit for CT lung-cancer screening among individuals who meet strict criteria. Patients and referrers should understand both the benefit and the potential for false positive results.
An image processing technique called ASIR allows radiologists to reduce radiation levels in chest CT exams without sacrificing image quality or diagnostic confidence, according to a paper just published by Mass General researchers.
The major benefit of screening is that lung cancer can be cured if it’s found before symptoms occur. Find out what happens before, during and after a lung screening exam.
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