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Artificial Intelligence Promises Nearly 100% Accuracy in Cancer Screening

For years, cancer diagnosis has been carried out using microscopes to review biopsy samples on glass slides. Pathologists have used this method to robotically identify diseased cells in the body, a process that has not been fool-proof. Improved medical imaging based screening techniques have emerged to detect cancer more accurately. Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques have been created to screen cancer cells and differentiate cancer cells from healthy cells.

A team of researchers has demonstrated that the AI method can pinpoint cancer cells among breast tissue samples with 92% accuracy. However, pathologists still have the edge over robotic screening, with the ability to identify 96% of biopsy samples with cancer cells. Later on, pathologists teamed up with Artificial Intelligence, and together they identified 95.5% of cancerous biopsies. Below are the benefits of artificial intelligence in cancer screening.

  • It has been concluded that Artificial Intelligence assisted doctor services will produce superior results, thus reducing the mortality for specific cancer types.
  • Artificial Intelligence tools reduce diagnostic errors significantly.
  • Artificial Intelligence will shape the way doctors deal with histopathological images in the coming years.
  • Artificial intelligence simplifies the detection of breast cancer, specifically the metastatic cancer cells in sentinel lymph node biopsies.
  • Using the deep learning process, the computer can be programmed to recognize what cancer cells look like. A machine learning algorithm is used in speech recognition applications to make the system more accurate. The computer is first fed with thousands of cancer cell images to help in automated diagnostics through improved scanning, storage, computational power, and algorithms.

Cancer surgeons rely on biopsies to decide if the tissue is to be left or removed at that time when cancer has started to spread. Using traditional human analysis, biopsies are found to be 95% accurate, with an 8% false-negative rate. Accuracy in the analysis of biopsy is crucial at this point, and artificial intelligence is a new way to go to avoid certain inaccuracies.

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