Dr. Henschke shares the conditions a low dose CT (computed tomography) scan can detect.
Today the CT scanners are so good that we get information about lung nodules, which might represent lung cancer, but we can also tell about emphysema or even chronic bronchitis. So, the CT scans are very, very good in identifying such information, but also about your cardiac risk. So we see calcifications in your coronary arteries.
So we think that today’s screening should be looking for lung cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and also cardiac disease. One low dose CT scan can provide information on all of those diseases.
About Dr. Henschke, M.D., Ph.D.:
Dr. Claudia Ingrid Henschke, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is an Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Professor of Radiology in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School. She is a clinical expert in percutaneous fine needle lung biopsies and thoracic radiology and board certified in Diagnostic Radiology. 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.