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News • Pros and cons in surgery

Robotic assistance in lung transplantation: Has the time come?

Although robots are common to assist in surgery, robotic assistance is not routinely used for lung transplants. However, this might change soon, according to an expert speaking at the ISHLT meeting.

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News • Point-of-care testing

New AI tool detects Covid-19 in lung ultrasound images

Using ultrasound imaging to detect Covid-19 infections, a new automated detection tool could help doctors in the emergency room diagnose patients quickly and accurately.

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News • Research on radiation interaction

Lung tissue model to increase cancer radiotherapy safety

Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy run the risk of injuring their lungs. This can lead to conditions like pneumonitis and fibrosis. A new cell-by-cell model can help make treatments safer.

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News • Lung development research

Immune cell insights for better treatments of respiratory diseases

Researchers have created a first-of-its-kind immune cell atlas of the developing lung, revealing coordination between the immune and respiratory systems much earlier than previously thought.

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News • Spirometry distribution

The ‘silent scandal’ of missing lung tests across England

A new survey by The BMJ reveals shortages of vital diagnostic tests for respiratory conditions, such as COPD and asthma, across some of the most deprived areas of England.

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News • Chest X-ray evaluation

Human readers still outperform AI in lung disease identification

Reports of AI gaining the upper hand in diagnostic imaging interpretation are piling up, but there are still areas where the eye of a trained human radiologist remains superior.

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