Lung Cancer Screening Track

27th November – 10:00 – 11:15 – Session II
Education Track

Standardisation of LDCT reading parameters within nodules detection and surgical treatment

Beside the assessment of potential economic impact to start implementation, established guidelines to assure effective and safe implementation of lung cancer screening in Europe, are required.

A board of experts has been instituted and endorsed by the European Commission to create such guidelines to address the following issues:

  • CT acquisition (which is the proposed protocol for LDCT and minimum requirements for ?)
  • Reading protocol: cad + radiologist, technicians + radiologists, only radiologists (How should we read CT scans?).
  • Lung nodules reports (How should we report lung nodules?)
  • Diagnostic algorithm: volumetry, manual VDT, PET, size, CT guided biopsy, navigation bronchoscopy biopsy (what is the best diagnostic protocol for baseline and incident CT detected solid and non solid nodules
  • Local treatment (which are the indication to surgery or radiation therapy in complex situation like, second primary, multiple tumors, oligometastatic tumor, borderline patients, unfit patients?)

Moderators

David Baldwin

David Baldwin

Honorary Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician, University of Nottingham

Luca Bertolaccini

Luca Bertolaccini

Department of Thoracic Surgery, AUSL Bologna, Maggiore Teaching Hospital, Bologna, Italy

Panel

CT acquisition and reading protocol and lung nodules reports

 Matthijs Oudkerk

Matthijs Oudkerk

Scientific Director Centre for Medical Imaging, North East, Netherlands

Diagnostic algorithm of solid and non-solid nodules

Claudia I. Henschke

Claudia I. Henschke

Clinical Professor Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, US

Joint Discussion
Local treatment in fit and unfit patients

Gaetano Rocco

Gaetano Rocco

Division Chief of Thoracic Surgery, and Department Head, Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, at the National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy

Discussion: Q&A