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    RSNA Lung Cancer

    Targeting lung cancer

    Shaping the future of lung cancer care

    Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the world. In the United States, more than 200,000 patients are diagnosed with it every year – and often far too late, leading to relatively low chances of survival.​1

    We believe that - for cancer and other diseases - medical imaging is one enabler of individualized and advanced treatments. Precise imaging enables more targeted and individualized treatments.​

    For many treatments intra-procedural image guidance is an enabler of better outcomes and therefore an amplifying factor for the adoption of advanced minimally invasive techniques.

    Screening & Diagnosis

    Treating late-stage lung cancer is extremely challenging. However, lung cancer treatment can be significantly more effective if the disease is detected earlier in stage
    I or II, before the onset of symptoms when the disease is still localized. This emphasizes the benefit to establish screening programs for earlier detection. Precise lung cancer staging of lymph node involvement and distant metastases determines the prognosis and is the foundation of adequate therapy selection.

    "Lung cancer screening programs could lead to a stage shift"2

    Siemens Healthineers portfolio for lung cancer screening

    All whole body X-ray SOMATOM computed tomography (CT) and Biograph PET/CT systems are now indicated for low dose lung cancer screening. Siemens Healthineers offers a comprehensive approach to low dose lung cancer screening. This is enabled on most of Siemens Healthineers new CT and PET/CT scanners, as well as on the company’s installed base of non-end-of-support scanners, using the standard low-dose lung protocol.​ Especially the Siemens unique Tin Filter Technology allows very dose efficient native thorax CT imaging. 

    The AI-Rad Companion, our family of AI-powered, cloud-based augmented workflow solutions, helps you to reduce the burden of basic repetitive tasks and may increase your diagnostic precision when interpreting medical images.​

    We developed the AI-Rad Companion to help you cope with a growing workload. With its deep learning algorithms, AI-Rad Companion automatically highlights abnormalities, segments anatomies, and compares results to reference values.


    “Cognitive factors contribute to diagnostic errors in 74% of the cases.”3

    Cios Spin

    Endobronchial biopsy is an important diagnostic step to determine malignancy. However, despite procedural advances, the diagnostic yield remains low.4 A study conducted by Avasarala et al. (2020) demonstrated that mobile 3D imaging may help to achieve high targeting rates with reasonable cost.5

    Minimally & non-invasive treatments for lung cancer

    With the implementation of lung cancer screening for patients at risk, lung cancer can be detected at an early stage which could significantly improve 5-year survival rates6. Furthermore, minimally-invasive treatment options will come more and more into focus.

    Early stage lung cancer imposes challenges on therapy because of the size and location of small lesions and variation between the pre-procedural, static diagnostic image and the changes in the physical, breathing lung encountered during surgery, intervention or radiotherapy.7

    Siemens Healthineers provides image-guided solutions for non- and minimally- invasive lung cancer therapy to close this gap. Our vision is to positively impact survival rates, minimize the risk of complications, reduce recurrence rates and improve patients’ quality of life.

    iVATS in the Hybrid OR

    Sophisticated image guidance enables minimally invasive and highly precise interventions on lungs. Surgeons at the Houston Methodist Medical Center perform iVATS procedures in their hybrid OR.

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    Behind Direct i4D7

    Understand our completely new approach to 4D CT scanning and how we can help you to significantly reduce motion artifacts for precise RT planning.

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    Artist Pheno

    Installed in a Hybrid OR, ARTIS pheno offers a one-stop workflow for the resection of small pulmonary nodules. Dedicated features help you master even the most challenging aspects of treatment6 with image-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (iVATS)7 and image-guided endobronchial interventions.

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