Artificial intelligence in medical imaging is empowering physicians.
Aidence, a startup in the Netherlands shaped by radiologists, world-class AI developers and scientists has developed Veye Chest, an AI tool that supports radiologists in the detection of lung cancer. Detecting lung cancer at an early stage is important as in later stages the condition becomes harder to treat. Helping radiologists with early detection but also improving their workload is therefore very valuable.
Veye Chest allows automatic detection of lung cancer areas or nodules on a CT scan. The tool has been trained to detect these by learning from 45 000 scan images. The whole radiological process of nodule detection, segmentation, classification and volume measurement is completely automated. This improves the workflow process and saves time for radiologists helping them to then perform their assessment on the CT scan images and provide their expert opinion in the final report.
Veye Chest can be used in everyday clinical practice or in a lung cancer screening program where early detection can help reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer. The software can be easily integrated into computer systems used by hospitals for viewing images from CT scans. Currently, the technology is being used in 10 hospitals in Europe.