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CT Scans Seem to Lower Lung Cancer Death Rates by Medline Plus Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 11:00am Major trial finds 20% drop, but experts say it's too early to make firm recommendations Thursday, November 4, 2010 THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans cut mortality rates in older, current or former heavy smokers by 20 percent, a major U.S. governm ... Read on »
What is a CT Scan? What are the Benefits vs Risks? by ViaMedica Posted Wed 10 Feb 2010 12:00am What is CT Scanning of the Body? CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images ... Read on »
FDA approves use of dye to improve diagnostic scans for Alzheimer’s by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 31 May 2012 12:00am One of the most frustrating medical realities of Alzheimer’s disease is that a definitive diagnosis can only be made after death. Even though science has progressed to a point where many doctors  feel quite sure of their diagnosis, there is still a fair chance that the diagnosis is wrong. A recent article in the Detroit Free Press ab ... Read on »
Can Spiral CT Scans Detect Curable Lung Cancer? But Wait, There's More! by MKirschMD Posted Sun 01 Jan 2012 6:00am A hundred bucks doesn’t buy much these days. A crisp Ben Franklin can be exchanged for 50 Big Macs A Broadway show ticket A night in a New York City hotel (just joking) A college textbook (paperback) Your life Your life? Yes, 5 crumpled Andy Jacksons can save your life, as was reported earlier this year in a front p ... Read on »
CT Scans for Lung Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial in Detecting COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 10:04pm Among men who were current or former heavy smokers, undergoing lung cancer screening with computed tomography (CT) scanning identified a substantial proportion who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggesting that this method may be helpful as an additional tool in detecting COPD, according to a stu ... Read on »
Annual Lung CT Scans for Smokers: Good or Bad? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Aug 2011 3:04am When it comes to medical studies, I can't help but fall back upon that quote often attributed to Benjamin Disraeli by Mark Twain about "lies, damned lies, and statistics" .  If you've been following some of my recent posts about number needed to treat, absolute vs relative risk reduction, and clinical outcome vs physiologic markers, it's pr ... Read on »
$180,000 To Save One Life In the National Cancer Institute's National Lung Screening Trial on Helical CT Scanning For Early Dete by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 1:03pm In its many years of clinical practice, the Disease Management Care Blog watched many ex and active smokers succumb to lung cancer. So, when a flurry of news reports today announced the "huge" finding that "spiral CT" screening saves lives, it was motivated to look at the story behind the story. Lung cancer typically starts out as a "silent" ... Read on »
Helical CT scans reduce lung c ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 8:07pm Helical CT scans reduce lung cancer mortality by 20% compared to chest X-rays In a major new study announced today by the National Cancer Institute, researchers including Brown University biostatistian Constantine Gatsonis and his colleagues found that screening for lung cancer using helical CT scanning reduced lung cancer deaths by 20 perce ... Read on »
Lung CT Scans Drive Profitable Volume, Lower Costs and Save Lives by JohnLuginbill Posted Thu 05 Apr 2012 8:55am In , , , , Posted by: TurnUpYourVolume on Apr 5, 2012 | WellPoint Says CT Scans save smokers’ lives and lower costs – so they will reimburse CT scans for smokers. If you are in healthcare marketing this is a trifecta of good news. Here’s why… Regular ... Read on »
Lung CT Scans Drive Profitable Volume, Lower Costs and Save Lives by JohnLuginbill Posted Wed 25 Jul 2012 8:55am In , , , , Posted by: TurnUpYourVolume on Jul 25, 2012 WellPoint Says CT Scans save smokers’ lives and lower costs – so they will reimburse CT scans for smokers. If you are in healthcare marketing this is a trifecta of good news. Here’s why… Regul ... Read on »