Google’s artificial intelligence team has developed an algorithm that’s like “spell check” for pathologists, the doctors responsible for diagnosing cancer patients through images of their cells.
In two papers published Friday, Google found that its algorithm complemented what the pathologists were able to pick up from the images in terms of determining how much patients’ cancers had spread in their lymph node tissue.
“This represents a demonstration that people can work really well with AI algorithms than either one alone,” Yun Liu, a member of the Google AI team and an author on the papers, told Business Insider.
Google is developing a tool to help doctors diagnose breast cancer using artificial intelligence.
The tool, known as LYmph Node Assistant, or LYNA, could one day act as a sort of “spell check” for pathologists, the doctors responsible for diagnosing cancer patients through images of their cells.
To train the algorithm, Google used a de-identified dataset based on scans of breast cancer patients’ lymph nodes from medical centers in the Netherlands.
Tissue taken from the lymph nodes can be a way of detecting whether a patients’ breast cancer has spread beyond the breasts. Pathologists then look at tissue samples from breast …read more
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