RSNA Scientific Session: Improve the Detection of Lung Nodules and Pneumothorax
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If you left RSNA early, you may have missed a presentation today titled, “Rib Suppression Technique for an Enhanced Interpretation of Chest Radiographs.”
Don’t worry, though – you can read a summary of it here:
Chest radiographs are the most commonly used exam by clinicians for screening and diagnosing lung diseases. Studies have shown that rib suppression improved the detection rate of lung nodules, so Carestream developed a rib suppression technique that works well for portable chest radiographs including AP chest images. This can potentially improve the detection of both lung nodules and pneumothorax, especially for portable AP images.
Overall, the initial assessment of the rib suppressed images showed that current rib detection is sufficient for our suppression techniques. The rib suppressed images will be evaluated visually in terms of an increased visibility on lung nodules and pneumothorax by a group of radiologists.
The presentation concluded that the rib suppression technique can potentially improve the detection of both lung nodules and pneumothorax, especially for portable AP images.