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Dear MDCT.net users,

Although lung cancer represents one of the main causes of death, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths worldwide, its impact can be reduced and controlled if detected early. For this purpose, an effective method for screening is paramount for diagnosing lung cancer in the asymptomatic stages and, subsequently, for administering appropriate treatment. The sensitivity of low-dose CT for early lung cancer detection and its superiority to chest radiography have been established in numerous trials.
Recently, the US Preventive Services Task Force has developed guidelines on screening for lung cancer, taking into account the accumulated evidence for the effectiveness and safety of low-dose CT as a primary screening tool. This topic is specifically discussed in a review of these recent recommendations presented here and is further covered in the selected e-book and related publications. Additionally, the clinical cases from the MDCT.net archive illustrate some examples of the use of the MDCT in the differential diagnosis of lung cancer. Finally, a Focus on by Dr. Anzidei illustrates how to identify arterial anatomy on CT images, also in the thoracic region.

We welcome suggestions for new topics to be covered in future issues: please contact us at
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From the MDCT.net team
Low-dose CT for lung cancer screening in an at-risk population: now recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force
M. Anzidei, V. Matarese

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CT Arterial Anatomy

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Devaraj A. Missed cancers in lung cancer screening - more than meets the eye.
Eur Radiol. 2014 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Scholten ET, Horeweg N, de Koning HJ et al. Computed tomographic characteristics of interval and post screen carcinomas in lung cancer screening.
Eur Radiol. 2014 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Tota JE, Ramanakumar AV, Franco EL. Lung cancer screening: review and performance comparison under different risk scenarios.
Lung. 2014 Feb;192(1):55-63

McLoud TC. Lung cancer screening: current status.
Radiol Med. 2014 Jan;119(1):1-3

Brown MS, Lo P, Goldin JG et al. Toward clinically usable CAD for lung cancer screening with computed tomography.
Eur Radiol. 2014 Nov;24(11):2719-2728

Malaise and a lung opacity
Malaise and a lung opacity
Woman, 36 years old

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Nodular lung opacity in non-smoker
Nodular lung opacity in non-smoker
Man, 49 years old

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Fever, cough, loss of appetite, and night sweats
Fever, cough, loss of appetite, and night sweats
Man, 40 years old

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Lung Cancer Imaging

Ravenel JG
Springer 2013
Table of Contents
Screening for Lung Cancer
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