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Predicting long-term risk of death from chest X-rays

JAMA Network Open

What The Study Did: Researchers in this study looked at whether a computing system that analyzed data from thousands of chest x-rays of smokers and nonsmokers and developed a risk score could predict long-term risk of death.

Authors: Michael T. Lu, M.D., M.P.H., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.7416)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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