Harnessing AI to Unlock the Early Signs of Lung Cancer

AI technology can detect lung cancer early symptoms that doctors cannot see

Researchers in Boston say they are close to a breakthrough in lung cancer screening. Artificial intelligence can detect early symptoms of the disease, years before doctors could find them on a CT scan.

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Mass General Cancer Center in Cambridge developed the new AI tool called Sybil. In one study it was proven to accurately predict whether or not a person would develop lung cancer within the next year in 86%-94% of cases.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults who are at risk for lung carcinoma to get an annual low-dose CT scan for screening.