Automated Lung Cancer Detection a Comparison amongst Physicians: A Literature Review | Abstract
Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery

Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6925


Automated Lung Cancer Detection a Comparison amongst Physicians: A Literature Review

Kaviya Sathyakumar, Michael Munoz, Snehal Bansod, Jaikaran Singh, Jasmin Hundal, B Benson A. Babu

Introduction: Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States as well as worldwide. Radiologists and physicians experience heavy daily workloads thus are at high risk for burn-out. To alleviate this burden, this literature review compares the performance of four different AI models in lung nodule cancer detection, as well as their performance to physicians/radiologists.
Methods: 648 articles were extracted from 2008 to 2019. 4/648 articles were selected. Inclusion criteria: 18-65 years old, CT chest scans, lung nodule, lung cancer, deep learning, ensemble and classic methods. Exclusion criteria: age greater than 65 years old, PET hybrid scans, CXR and genomics. Outcomes analysis: Sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, sensitivity-specificity ROC curve, Area under the curve (AUC). Data bases: PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE,  Cochrane library, Google Scholar, Web of science, IEEEXplore, DBLP.
Conclusion: Hybrid Deep-learning architecture is state-of-the-art architecture, with a high-performance accuracy and low false-positive reports. Future studies, comparing each model accuracy in depth, would be valuable. Automated physician-assist systems such as this hybrid architecture, may help preserve a high-quality doctor-patient relationship and reduce physician burn out.

Published Date: 2021-02-24; Received Date: 2021-02-03