Artificial intelligence (AI) can help assess the risk of lung cancer in non-smokers, a new study has found.
Researchers said the artificial intelligence program "CXR-Lung-Risk" evaluates routine chest X-rays to look for patterns associated with lung cancer, UPI wrote.
According to the study, people whose chest X-rays were flagged by the artificial intelligence program had twice the risk of developing lung cancer than those whose scans were deemed low-risk.
A research team from the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston developed the CXR-Lung-Risk model using more than 147,000 chest X-rays from nearly 41,000 smokers and never-smokers who participated in a cancer screening trial.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be about 240,000 new cases of lung cancer and more than 127,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. this year.