AI outperforms doctors in predicting breast cancer risk

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Breast cancer is a serious disease that affects many women.

Doctors usually guess whether a woman could get this disease by asking questions and gathering information about her.

These include her age, whether any of her family members have the disease, and whether she has given birth to a child. They also look at what their breasts look like on a type of X-ray called a mammogram.

However, this type of guess isn’t always perfect, as doctors may not have all the information they need.

A new solution

Now a team of scientists led by Dr. Vignesh A. Arasu developed a smarter way to guess if a woman might develop breast cancer.

They used artificial intelligence (AI), which resembles a super-intelligent computer brain, to examine mammograms. This AI can examine hundreds or even thousands of details in the mammograms that doctors may not notice.

The study

The team of dr. Arasu used 2016 mammograms from over 300,000 women who attended her clinics in Northern California. Of these women, they studied a smaller group of about 13,000 women.

They also studied all women who were diagnosed with breast cancer within five years of their mammogram in 2016.

The scientists used AI to guess whether these women would develop breast cancer within five years. To do this, they used five different AI brains. Two of these were made by other scientists and three by companies.

The results

The scientists found that all five AI brains were better at estimating whether a woman would develop breast cancer than with the old method.

They were even good at estimating whether a woman would develop a type of breast cancer that is growing rapidly and may require further investigation.

For example, when the scientists looked at the women who were most at risk of developing breast cancer, the AI ​​estimated that up to 28% of them would develop the disease.

The old estimate only assumed that 21% of them would contract the disease.

The AI ​​brains were even good at guessing if a woman would develop breast cancer up to five years later, even if she didn’t have the disease at the time of the mammogram.

And when the scientists used both AI and the old method of estimation together, they were even better at predicting breast cancer.

dr Arasu said some hospitals are already using AI to help doctors detect breast cancer in mammograms.

He believes the AI’s estimate of a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer could be included in her medical report in the future.

This new way of estimating whether a woman could develop breast cancer could help doctors better care for each woman.

They could give her the right checkups and treatments instead of treating all women the same way. This could help more women stay healthy.

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The study was published in radiology.

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Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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