AI-Powered Brain Tumor Scans May Reduce Biopsies

AI-Powered Brain Tumor Scans May Reduce Biopsies

The list of artificial intelligence-powered medical diagnostic applications keeps growing, particularly for cancer-related applications. We already wrote about work on AI-assisted diagnosis for prostate cancer at Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands,...
AI Excels at Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

AI Excels at Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Evidence continues to pile up supporting the promise of artificial intelligence in diagnosing medical issues. We’ve written about numerous studies in which machine learning proved equal to or better than physicians diagnosticians. Researchers at Heidelberg...
Deep Learning Better at Spotting Melanoma

Deep Learning Better at Spotting Melanoma

Machine learning and neural networks continue to prove effective tools to improve healthcare. In 2017 we wrote about a Stanford University study in which a deep convolutional neural network performed comparably to 21 board-certified dermatologists. A large group of...
Obstacles to Machine Learning in Healthcare

Obstacles to Machine Learning in Healthcare

In 1989’s film Field of Dreams, the character Shoeless Joe Jackson told Ray Kinsella, “If you build it, he will come.” That sentiment worked in the movie but doesn’t always carry over in real life, particularly in medical and health technology....
Deep Learning AI Assesses Breast Density

Deep Learning AI Assesses Breast Density

Almost one-quarter of a million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2015, the last year for which the CDC has data. In that year 41,523 women died of breast cancer in the U.S. The CDC states that for every 100,000 women, 125 new breast cancer cases were...