AI in mammography screening is safe and dramatically reduces Radiologist workloads
A.I. use in breast cancer screening as good as two radiologists, study finds
When people reply to my Welcome Email of this Newsletter, the most common request that they have is more articles about A.I. in healthcare. This happens to be one of my favorite topics to cover along with the future of work as it turns out.
Recently, there was a study with a bit of a milestone. A newly published study in the the Lancet Oncology journal has found that the use of AI in mammogram cancer screening can safely cut radiologist workloads nearly in half without risk of increasing false-positive results.
The broad conclusion is that AI-supported mammography screening resulted in a similar cancer detection rate compared with standard double reading, with a substantially lower screen-reading workload, indicating that the use of AI in mammography screening is safe. The trial was thus not halted and the primary endpoint of interval cancer rate will be assessed in 100 000 enrolled participants after 2-years of follow up.
A.I. helps increase breast cancer detection by 20%
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S., accounting for about 30 percent of all new cancer cases in women each year. In this article, I detail the study and speculate on how the future of healthcare will mature with more advanced technologies.
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