AI, whole-body DEXA scans reveal patient age, mortality risk
Presenter Vineet Raghu, PhD, and colleagues from the MGH Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center and BWH program for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine have developed DXA-Age, an AI model that yielded biological age estimates from whole-body DEXA exams that enabled risk stratification for future risk of morbidity and mortality.
“DXA-Age may help direct prevention and screening interventions to those at higher risk for incident chronic disease in the future,” Raghu said.
Age is a cornerstone of medical decision-making, but equal age doesn’t necessarily imply equal health. Factors such…