Lung cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence
Recent developments in lung cancer screening have brought the topic of prevention into new focus. Sebastian Schmidt, MD, Head of Strategy, Innovation and Medical Affairs, Siemens Healthineers gives more insights.
AI plays a critical role as an opinion in diagnostic assessment, especially since the number of examinations continues to increase, a trend that will further accelerate when screenings become widespread.
Sebastian Schmidt, MD, Head of Medical Affairs, Innovation and Strategy at Siemens Healthineers Computed Tomography. He studied medicine in Berlin and Freiburg and has worked as radiologist in Berlin, Germany, prior to joining Siemens Healthineers.
Mr. Schmidt, the European Council has made a recommendation to implement national lung cancer screening programs across all member states. What are the implications?
Why is lung cancer so deadly?
How effective are lung cancer screening programs?
As a society, shouldn't we work toward smoking cessation instead of paying the cost for a screening?
How can Siemens Healthineers as a MedTech company support screening programs?
Talking about AI – where does it fit in with lung cancer screening?
What do you see as the main impediments to participating in screening programs?
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1 https://ecis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/factsheets.php (Lung Fact Sheet) accessed on December 13, 2022
2 https://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Learning_Lessons_from_across_Europe_Prioritizing_Lung_Cancer_after_COVID19_2021.pdf accessed on December 13, 2022
3 https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/lung-cancer/resource-library/lung-cancer-fact-sheet accessed on December 13, 2022
4 Potter et al: Association of computed tomography screening with lung cancer stage shift and survival in the United States: quasi-experimental study, 2022.
5 NAEOTOM Alpha is not commercially available in all countries. Its future availability cannot be guaranteed.
6 AI-Rad Companion Chest CT consists of several medical devices in their own right which are not commercially available in all countries. Their future availability cannot be guaranteed
7 Balata et al.: Analysis of the baseline performance of five UK lung cancer screening programmes, 2021.
9 https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/lung-cancer-screening#:~:text=The%20USPSTF%20recommends%20annual%20screening,within%20the%20past%2015%20years accessed on December 13, 2022