Data collection has begun

July 8, 2022

Congratulations to those sites which have been able to begin data transfer to DART. We have received over 38,000 records already and look forward to more sites being able to contribute shortly.

DART scientists will use the data gathered by the Targeted Lung Health Checks during patient screening and care to develop:

  • Enhanced information about patient outcomes
  • New digital pathology AI and AI derived radiomics for diagnosis and stratification of patients
  • Algorithms to better evaluate risks from comorbidities such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • New insights about the right at-risk individuals to be selected for screening, using linked data from primary care

Collectively this will define a new set of standards for lung cancer screening, to increase the number of lung cancers diagnosed earlier, and therefore treated more successfully and with fewer invasive clinical procedures.

Data collected includes:

  • Clinical data
  • CT scans (LDCT and PET-CT) and
  • Digitised images of stained tissue sections (digital pathology)