Routine CT lung cancer screening of high-risk individuals would save thousands of lives per year for less than a dollar a month per patient if it were implemented throughout the U.S. and would be even cheaper than breast screening.
Small dosage CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, proficiently and rightfully has become a popular procedure for those diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Drawing knowledge from other screening histories, and from the recent support of the effectiveness of CT screening in a high risk population, it is clear that achieving this goal will require a well-informed public and the commitment of medical professionals to institute best practices. Advances in imaging and biomedical research will continue to evolve rapidly. The breach of CT screening into the healthcare system presents a unique opportunity to develop a coexisting mechanism for collecting data and specimens to accelerate that research and for introducing refinements into the screening process as imaging and biomedical advances occur and is validated.
Given the increasing number of hospitals who study lung cancer, this conference has been developed to provide a forum to all physicians and educators. This multidisciplinary meeting will promote interaction between Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists and Principle Investigators to achieve the best possible outcome for thoracic cancer patients.
Senior-level executives representing Hospitals, Health Systems, Physician Clinics & Hospital Management Groups:
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros.
Cordata Healthcare Innovations helps specialty service lines, like oncology and spine, optimize accreditation and outcomes by navigating patients across the continuum of care; optimizing the collection and use of comprehensive information; and generating insights through improved analytical and reporting capabilities. Cordata currently serves more than 100 healthcare organizations, including hospitals, cancer centers, spine centers and physician practices across the United States.
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