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Patient Size-Specific Analysis of Dose Indexes From CT Lung Cancer Screening

posted by | Nov 23, 2017

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved the use of low-dose CT for lung cancer screening and described volumetric CT dose index (CTDIvol) requirements. These were based on the National Lung Screening Trial, which used only fixed-tube-current techniques. The aim of this study was to evaluate … Read more

Dual-energy CT imaging of thoracic malignancies

posted by U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D. | Dec 27, 2013
U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D.

Computed tomography (CT) plays a pivotal role in the detection, characterization, and staging of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Since the introduction of clinically viable dual-energy CT techniques, substantial evidence has accumulated on the use of this modality for imaging chest malignancies. This article describes the principles of dual-energy … Read more

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