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AI tools can 'safely' read breast cancer scans, preliminary study suggests. 📚
🔬 Researchers found computer-aided detection could spot cancer in mammograms at a "similar rate" to two radiologists.
💻The NHS is already looking at how it can implement such technology in its breast screening programme.
🏥However, the authors of the study said the results are "not enough on their own to confirm that AI is ready to be implemented in mammography screening".
📝 The randomised control trial, published in the journal Lancet Oncology, involved more than 80,000 women from Sweden with an average age of 54.
👩🔬In total 244 women from AI-supported screening were found to have cancer compared with 203 women recalled from standard screening.
📉 The use of AI did not generate more "false positives" - where a scan is incorrectly diagnosed as abnormal. The false-positive rate was 1.5% in both the AI group and the group assessed by radiologists.
✅Researchers said the use of AI could potentially almost halve the screening workload.
💪The study is continuing to assess whether AI tools can reduce cancers diagnosed between screenings, with the results not expected for a few years.
🧪Lead author Dr Kristina Lang, from Lund University in Sweden, said: "These promising interim safety results should be used to inform new trials and program-based evaluations to address the pronounced radiologist shortage in many countries."
💡"The greatest potential of AI right now is that it could allow radiologists to be less burdened by the excessive amount of reading," Dr. Lang added.
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