Artificial Intelligence Software Speeds Up Breast Cancer Risk Prediction, Resolves False-Positives

Artificial intelligence (AI) software developed by a team of researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital is designed to reliably interpret mammogram data and enable doctors to quickly and accurately assess the likelihood of breast cancer risk. The Houston Methodist investigators reported their progress in a new study published online before print in the journal Cancer, explaining that the computer software intuitively translates patient charts into diagnostic information 30 times faster than would be required by a typical human analyst, and with 99 percent accuracy.The original article, “Correlating mammographic and pathologic findings in clinical decision support using natural language processing and data mining methods,“ observes that a key challenge confronting researchers mining electronic health records such as mammography data is a preponderance of unstructured narrative text which significantly limits usable output. The authors note…


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