E³ - Advanced Courses

E³ 919 - Low-dose thoracic CT: only screening for lung cancer?

  • 3 Lectures
  • 68 Minutes
  • 3 Speakers
  • 2 Comments

Lectures

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E³ 919 - A. Overview of lung cancer screening activities in European countries

E³ 919 - A. Overview of lung cancer screening activities in European countries

19:57M. Silva, Parma / Italy

Learning Objectives
1. To be aware of the latest results of lung cancer screening trials.
2. To learn about the best technical standards for lung cancer screening.
3. To learn about the performance of artificial intelligence algorithms for lung cancer prediction.

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E³ 919  - B. Lung nodule management

E³ 919 - B. Lung nodule management

27:44A.R. Larici, Rome / IT

Learning Objectives
1. To be aware of the common causes of solitary pulmonary nodules.
2. To learn about key radiological features suggesting a benign cause.
3. To learn about the methods allowing identifying malignant nodules.

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E³ 919 - C. Coronary artery disease assessment as part of a lung cancer screening programme: how to do it?

E³ 919 - C. Coronary artery disease assessment as part of a lung cancer screening programme: how to do it?

20:37R. Vliegenthart, Groningen / Netherlands

Learning Objectives
1. To become familiar with the importance and predictive power of coronary calcium assessment.
2. To discuss the possibilities of combining coronary calcium assessment and lung cancer screening.
3. To learn about the practical implementation of coronary calcium assessment in the routine chest.

Comments

Xavier Montet

March 1, 2021 | 09:16 CET

Thank you for yours talks. Most chest CT made for lung cancer screening are acquired with 100kV, whereas the recommended kV for coronary calcium quantification is 120. Do you think this will be a ploblem?

Rozemarijn Vliegenthart

March 4, 2021 | 07:45 CET

Thank you for your comment. The original calcium score was developed for 120 kV (actually, 130 kV on EBCT). For a different tube voltage, the calcium score needs to be adjusted. This needs further validation/standardization, even in cardiac CT! For cardiac CT, the recommendation is still to perform the scan at 120 kV. Even so, at this moment, probably the most safe way is to use the STR/SCCT recommendation and use a visual/qualitative evaluation of the presence and severity of coronary calcium. Also in view of the fact that the calcium score on non-triggered chest CT is still not so accurate as ECG-triggered cardiac CT. Thanks again!

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Speakers

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Mario Silva

Parma, Italy

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Anna Rita Larici

Roma, Italy

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Rozemarijn Vliegenthart

Groningen, Netherlands

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