Cancer, Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis, CT, CAD, Thorax, Respiratory system
M. Hall1, A. A. A. Setio2, S. Sheridan1, M. Sproule1, M. Williams3, E. T. Scholten4, C. Jacobs4, B. Van Ginnekin4, G. Roditi1; 1Glasgow/UK, 2nijmegen, Gelderland/NL, 3Edinburgh/UK, 4Nijmegen/NL
Aims and objectives
Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide with 1.6 million deaths worldwide in 20121.
Several large American institutions have recommended lung cancer screening with low dose CT chest in specific population groups2,3,4.
If lung cancer screening was implemented in Scotland there would be a very large increase in requirement for chest CT scans.
These would all need reported,
increasing radiological workload and cost.
We postulated that combining the use of computer aided detection (CAD) and analysis could safely exclude lung cancer in a large number of scans obviating the need for radiological review with associated resource savings.
The hypothesis was that CAD would have a 100% negative predictive value for lung cancer screening.