Bob de Vos was invited for podcast 12 of Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Together with Praveen Ranganath to have an in-depth discussion about the recent publication ‘Deep Learning–Quantified Calcium Scores for Automatic Cardiovascular Mortality Prediction at Lung Screening Low-Dose CT’.
In this publication, a method was presented for the prediction of risk of death using only imaging information from lung-screening low-dose CT images. Low-dose chest CT images are used to screen for lung cancer in high-risk individuals such as heavy smokers, but these images also provide an opportunity to screen for cardiovascular disease by extracting information about calcification in the heart and aorta.
The full paper is available here and you can listen to the full podcast via this link.