Latest Update to Lung-RADS (1.1) is Complete!

2019-06-14T17:25:11+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Hot Topics, News|

Over the weekend, the long-awaited update of Lung-RADS was published with changes that aim to reduce lung cancer screening false positives by downgrading many category 3 findings to category 2. Lung-RADS (lung imaging reporting and data system) is a quality assurance tool to aid with findings in low-dose CT screenings for lung cancer. First introduced in 2014 by the American College of Radiology, Lung-RADS aims to standardize recommendations, reduce confusion in screening interpretations, and facilitate outcome monitoring. Here are the [...]

VA-PALS – Improving Lung Cancer Screening For Our Veterans

2018-03-21T20:12:52+00:00January 25th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

By: Angela Criswell, Senior Manager of Medical Outreach Lung cancer among veterans is a serious issue because they face higher incidence rates of the disease and lower survival rates compared with civilian populations. The disproportionate impact of lung cancer on veterans is due in part to higher smoking prevalence as well as occupational exposures including radon, asbestos and diesel exhaust among other known carcinogens. Because of the vital need for lung cancer early detection among veterans, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) [...]