Multi-slice Helical CT Scanning of the Chest

Lung cancer is the main cause of deaths due to cancer in human males and the incidence is constantly increasing. A cure rate of only 10% has been reported because most neoplastic lesions are diagnosed too late. However, when lung cancer is diagnosed early and surgical resection performed (stage 1 cancer), 5-year survival is significantly improved and may reach 70%.

Fig. 1: Agreement between low-dose (8/4.5/8-25 mAs) acquisition (left) and...
Fig. 1: Agreement between low-dose (8/4.5/8-25 mAs) acquisition (left) and normal-dose acquisition (right): Nodule of 7 mm in diameter located in the ventral segment of the right upper lobe which was equally demonstrated by low-dose and normal-dose acquisitions.

This article was first published in the VISIONS, issue 1/2001, a publication of Toshiba Medical Systems


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