AI could spot lung cancer before radiologists

Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘deep learning’ has been found to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans sooner than radiologists.

The new study from Google and Northwestern Medicine compared the deep-learning system against radiologists on LDCTs for patients, some of whom had biopsy confirmed cancer within a year. In most comparisons, the model performed at or better than radiologists.

The system provides an automated image evaluation system to enhance the accuracy of early lung cancer diagnosis that could lead to earlier treatment, and is a technique that teaches computers to learn by example.

Source: Pharmatimes