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Thoracic computed tomography (CT) is a sensitive method for detecting early lung cancer but has a high false-positive rate and is not sensitive for detecting central preinvasive and microinvasive cancer. Our hypothesis was that automated quantitative image cytometry (AQC) of sputum cells as the first screening method may improve detection rate by(More)
Several studies have shown a relationship between exposure to outdoor air pollution and adverse health effects, and that people with specific chronic diseases appear to be particularly vulnerable. An important opportunity exists for respiratory therapists to inform at-risk clients, especially those with lung disease, about outdoor air pollution and its role(More)
1 school of health sciences, dalhousie university; 2 capital district health authority; 3 school of Physiotherapy, dalhousie university; 4 rn Professional development centre, halifax, ns kfspurr@dal.ca InTRODUCTIOn/OBJECTIVES: For more than a decade, healthcare professionals have learned the process of using research evidence to inform clinical(More)
In radiology departments with multiple geographically separated reporting areas, locating radiologists can be challenging. We have developed an in-house solution to minimise the time spent looking for radiologists utilising near real-time data stored with our radiology information system (RIS). An auto updating Extensible Markup Language (XML) data feed(More)
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