Cancer has long been a major issue across all of society. A lot of work has been done to help stop them, but the medical industry still a long way off perfect. Based on cancer statistics in the United States, 38.4% of men and women will get cancer at some point in their life. Detecting this cancer early is the best way to ensure proper treatment can be given.
Using Artificial intelligence to detect cancer and other major illnesses has been gradually improving over time. Scientists have already had success with AI detecting cancer in patients. Further, AI has been used to analyse brain scans and detect brain tumours among other neurological disorders.
With the apparent rise in cancer cases around in the US alone, there is a need for technology to help detect these cancers early, and before they do any real damage. Thankfully, with the advancement of technology and medicine over the last 50 years, there has already been much improvement in this field. However, there were still a large number of cases that went undetected too long.
To help improve the detection rate of cancers, scientists began using Artificial Intelligence to analyse scans and other patient data. One study in 2015 showed that using Artificial Intelligence to cancer resulted in a 96.3 percent accuracy. The test was conducted in turkey using new patients data from the east side of the country.
Using artificial intelligence to detect cancer will only get better over time. With each new case, the AI is able to further train itself and get better. AI’s use in the medical industry will almost certainly be irreplaceable in the coming years.
China recently conducted tests in which an artificial intelligence was able to achieve a better detection rate of brain tumours than some of their top doctors. The AI had an 80 percent detection rate, a huge improvement compared to the 63 percent higher than human doctors achieved. This wasn’t due to a lack of effort. It was reported that the doctors achieved a higher than average detection rate. This just goes to show how powerful this AI can be.
The AI was given tens of thousands of images to learn from and is able to detect a number of brain diseases. This includes meningioma and glioma and is able to do so with over a 90% detection rate.
With AI being tested in many fields of medicine, there is much hope that the death rate from deadly illnesses such as cancer will be drastically reduced. There have been some great results in AI’s ability to detect this illness, often beating real doctors.