Technology created for artificial intelligence to read mammograms

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A team of researchers say artificial intelligence could assist doctors in reading mammograms.

UC San Diego radiologist Dr. Mohammed Eghtedari says this is the first time AI has outperformed humans in both areas of error in cancer diagnoses; by spotting fewer false positives and alerting fewer false negatives.

Eghtedari says that the sample used in the technology is incomparable to the 33 million mammograms done annually, “but this is a very big step towards creating the technology that would help the radiologists to find more cancers and [create] less anxiety for the patient.”

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