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UC Health Launches First Lung Nodule Program Using Artificial Intelligence

Nov. 30, 2020

CINCINNATI — UC Health, Greater Cincinnati’s academic healthcare system, launched the first Incidental Lung Nodule Program in Ohio, which uses launch EON artificial intelligence (AI) technology, in June.


Every patient that receives a CT scan at UC Health will be reviewed by the AI system to see if there are any potential cancerous nodules. AI has been around for several decades but this technology has come a long way over the years. This technology used in this clinic tracks lung nodules that detect undiagnosed medical conditions, such as cancer, with 98% accuracy.

“With our incidental lung nodule program, we’re able to use technologic innovation to ensure patients receive a comprehensive guideline-driven evaluation. In the unfortunate circumstance that a nodule is worrisome for cancer, patients are streamlined through our multidisciplinary tumor board to ensure they receive the absolute best expertise available,” said Christopher Radchenko, MD, assistant professor of medicine and medical director of the UC Health Incidental Pulmonary Nodule Program.

The Incidental Lung Nodule Program is led by Dr. Radchenko and a multidisciplinary team formed with subject matter experts from UC Health’s interventional pulmonary service and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center.

Automated AI software will scan for potential cancerous nodules and then once nodules are identified, a dedicated nurse practitioner will contact patients to offer personalized care with a multidisciplinary team. Nodules will be reviewed in a tumor board and next steps will be determined. UC Health’s lung nodule program provides access to world-class care and diagnostic expertise.

The clinic is located on UC Health’s Clifton Campus, and a second clinic will open this fall on the campus of West Chester Hospital. Patient appointments are held on Fridays.

For more information, call 513-475-8523.