«LDCT is an effective lung-cancer screening tool and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual scans for people aged 50 years and older with a 20-pack-a-year history of smoking. However, only a fraction of the target population are screened as per the recommendations, creating a need for ways to increase the rate and thereby enable timely treatment of more people.»

«A research team at MIT’s Jameel Clinic identified deep learning as a way to tackle the problem and worked with collaborators at other institutions to train and validate a model. Professor Regina Barzilay, MIT Jameel Clinic’s AI faculty lead, explained the process in an email to MedTech Dive.»

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