Dr. Claudia Ingrid Henschke is a professor of radiology and Chief of the Chest Imaging Division of the Weill-Cornell Medical Center of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is also Founder and Principal Investigator of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) in New York, New York.
Dr. Henschke received her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, and medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.
Dr. Henschke is a clinical expert in percutaneous fine needle lung biopsies and thoracic radiology and board certified in Diagnostic Radiology. She is a pioneer in the use of computerized tomography (CT) screening of smokers for lung cancer. Dr. Henschke advocates widespread use of CT screening of smokers and former smokers to detect and treat cancer in the early stages, while it is still treatable.
Through her work, Dr. Henschke and her research group are developing theoretical and analytic principles for radiologic interpretation. This work includes determining prevalence functions for diagnostic purposes using neural networks and advanced statistical processing techniques.
As part of this research, Dr. Henschke is developing applications for three-dimensional and virtual reality imaging techniques to be used as medical diagnostic tools. These innovative approaches are being used in lung cancer detection. With low-radiation computed tomography and advanced image analysis techniques, doctors can find and treat lung tumors well before they are large enough to appear on traditional chest x-rays.
In focusing on the outcome analysis of medical imaging techniques, Dr. Henschke uses algorithms to develop the most appropriate workup based on signs and symptoms, or diagnostic-related groupings. Such calculations also are employed to develop methods for evaluating the cost effectiveness of patient treatments.
Dr. Henschke has been featured in and/or helped author a wide variety of medical publications.
Dr. Henschke discusses how a woman can find an experienced doctor to help treat lung cancer.
December 18, 2009 - 10:26am
Dr. Henschke describes if lung cancer has any identifying warning signs.
June 5, 2009 - 5:47pm
Dr. Henschke shares how women should advocate for their lung health.
June 5, 2009 - 5:42pm
Dr. Henschke explains if lung cancer symptoms differ in men and women.
June 5, 2009 - 5:36pm
Dr. Henschke shares if more women are dying from lung cancer now than in the past.
June 5, 2009 - 5:29pm
Dr. Henschke recalls if CT (computed tomography) scans, used to detect lung cancer, are readily available across the United States.
May 21, 2009 - 3:21pm
Dr. Henschke shares if environmental toxins or chemical contribute to the development of lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 3:17pm
Dr. Henschke recalls if women are more susceptible to lung cancer than men.
May 21, 2009 - 2:58pm
Dr. Henschke explains if there is a genetic test available to determine if a woman is more susceptible to developing lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 2:54pm
Dr. Heschke explains how lung cancer develops.
May 21, 2009 - 2:49pm
Dr. Henschke shares the lung cancer research information women should know.
May 21, 2009 - 2:38pm
Dr. Henschke shares the conditions a low dose CT (computed tomography) scan can detect.
May 21, 2009 - 2:22pm
Dr. Henschke explains how low dose CT (computed tomography) scans help women stop smoking.
May 21, 2009 - 2:13pm
Dr. Henschke describes how non-smokers are affected by lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 2:07pm
Dr. Henschke explains her motivation for learning new methods to detect lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 2:03pm
Dr. Henschke explains how the the chest x-ray and low dose CT (computed tomography) scan differ in the ways they screen for lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 1:58pm
Dr. Henschke recalls if the low dose CT (computed tomography) scan used for lung cancer screening is painful.
May 21, 2009 - 1:54pm
Dr. Henschke shares if all women should have a low dose CT (computed tomography) scan to screen for lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 1:41pm
Dr. Henschke shares the survival rate for patients diagnosed with stage two lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 1:36pm
Dr. Henschke explains if lung cancer deaths can be reduce by the use of low dose CT (computed tomography) scans.
May 21, 2009 - 1:33pm
Dr. Henschke shares the survival rate for patients diagnosed with stage one lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 1:28pm
Dr. Henschke describes the Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP).
May 21, 2009 - 1:24pm
Dr. Henschke describes where a woman should have her lung cancer screening performed.
May 21, 2009 - 1:18pm
Dr. Henschke shares how often women need to be screened to determine if they have lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 1:14pm
Dr. Henschke explains what women should know about lung cancer screening.
May 21, 2009 - 1:10pm
Dr. Henschke describes the low dose CT (computed tomography) scan and if it can detect lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 1:05pm
Dr. Henschke introduces herself and share the best way to detect lung cancer.
May 21, 2009 - 1:00pm