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The aim of this study was to assess the in vivo measurement precision of a software tool for volumetric analysis of pulmonary nodules from two consecutive low-dose multi-row detector CT scans. A total of 151 pulmonary nodules (diameter 2.2-20.5 mm, mean diameter 7.4+/-4.5 mm) in ten subjects with pulmonary metastases were examined with low-dose(More)
Volumetric growth assessment of pulmonary lesions is crucial to both lung cancer screening and oncological therapy monitoring. While several methods for small pulmonary nodules have previously been presented, the segmentation of larger tumors that appear frequently in oncological patients and are more likely to be complexly interconnected with lung(More)
PURPOSE To present prevalence screening data from a nonrandomized screening trial by using low-dose computed tomography (CT) and a simple algorithm based on the size and attenuation of detected nodules to guide diagnostic work-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight hundred seventeen asymptomatic volunteers (age range, 40-78 years; median age, 53 years; median(More)
BACKGROUND Survival of patients with lung carcinoma is very poor, particularly for patients with advanced disease. There are no early clinical symptoms, and screening with chest radiography has not been recommended. Computed tomography (CT) is superior to radiography for detection of pulmonary nodules but usually is associated with relatively high radiation(More)
The aim of this study was to compare numbers of pulmonary nodules detected with maximum intensity projections using a slab thickness of 15 mm (MIP 15) and 30 mm (MIP 30) with single image (SI) presentation of chest CT scans. Two readers reviewed MIP 15, MIP 30, and SI presentations of 10-mm (n = 8) and 5-mm collimation (n = 10) helical CT scans and recorded(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of double reading to increase the sensitivity of lung nodule detection at standard-dose (SDCT) and low-dose multirow-detector CT (LDCT). SDCT (100 mAs effective tube current) and LDCT (20 mAs) of nine patients with pulmonary metastases were obtained within 5 min using four-row detector CT. Softcopy(More)
Screening for lung cancer is hoped to reduce mortality from this common tumour, which is characterised by a dismal overall survival, relatively well defined risk groups (mainly heavy cigarette smokers and workers exposed to asbestos) and a lack of early symptoms. In the past studies using sputum cytology and chest radiography have failed to demonstrate any(More)
UNLABELLED The Fleischner Society has published several recommendations for terms for thoracic imaging. The most recent glossary was released in 2008. One glossary in German language was published in 1996. This review provides an updated German glossary of terms for thoracic imaging. It closely adheres to the Fleischner Society terminology. In some(More)
The aim of this study was analysis of incidence results in a prospective one-arm feasibility study of lung cancer screening with low-radiation-dose spiral computed tomography in heavy smokers. Eight hundred seventeen smokers (> or =40 years, > or =20 pack years of smoking history) underwent baseline low-dose CT. Biopsy was recommended in nodules >10 mm with(More)
For resection of lung metastases computed tomography (CT) is needed to determine the operative strategy. A computer-aided detection (CAD) system, a software tool for automated detection of lung nodules, analyses the CT scans in addition to the radiologists and clearly marks lesions. The aim of this feasibility study was to evaluate the reliability of CAD in(More)