Artificial intelligence better in diagnosing breast cancer
Artificial intelligence (AL) is more accurate than doctors in diagnosing breast cancer from mammograms, BBC reports.
Data from the study were published in journal Nature.
An international team, including researchers from Google Health and Imperial College London, designed and trained a computer model on X-ray images from nearly 29,000 women.
The algorithm outperformed six radiologists in reading mammograms.
AI had only the mammograms to go on
In the research study, an AI model was given anonymised images, so that the women could not be identified.
Unlike the human experts, who had access to the patient's history, AI had only the mammograms to go on.
The results showed that the AI model was as good as the current double-reading system of two doctors. And it was actually superior at spotting cancer than a single doctor.