The research is in the final draft stages and has yet to be published, but the findings look promising.
At the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, researchers shared preliminary findings on the use of artificial intelligence in predicting the 10-year risk of death from a heart attack or stroke — all with a single chest X-ray.
The researchers used about 150,000 chest X-rays to train AI to recognize risk patterns associated with severe cardiovascular events. They then tested the technology on about 11,000 people and found a “significant association” between real-life cardiovascular events and risks predicted by the AI.
“Our approach may help identify individuals at high risk for cardiovascular disease, prompting risk factor assessment and targeted prevention,” the report reads.