Maclean’s magazine recently featured a special section on the advancements in cancer care in Canada. Three prominent CAR members were asked to contribute their expertise on how their patients benefit from the latest trends in medical imaging cancer screening.
Low-Dose CT Screening for lung cancer
Dr. Daria Manos, a thoracic radiologist at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax (Dalhousie University), and Dr. Jana Taylor, a thoracic radiologist at the Montreal General Hospital (McGill University) drew attention to the overwhelming benefits implementing low-dose CT screening in the fight against lung cancer. Dr. Manos pointed out that “we all have to be careful that we don’t allow our biases to prevent us from supporting lung cancer screening as much as we support other types of screening.”
Dr. Jean Seely, Head of Breast Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital and Chair of the Canadian Society of Breast Imaging, was also featured in the special section and outlined the benefits of tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography. She discussed her involvement in the Tomosynthesis Mammography Screening Trial (TMIST), a large multi-centre trial of 160,000 women currently underway across North America, including Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa.
The CAR was pleased to participate in this initiate which helps to educate the general public on the work that radiologists do and how they help patients.
The full articles can be accessed on page 8 of the Advancement in Cancer Care special section of this month’s Maclean’s.