Artificial Intelligence Used To Detect Rare Leukemia Type In Japan

Tokyo:  Japanese doctors have for the first time used artificial intelligence (AI) to detect a type of leukemia, which helped to save a patient’s life as the disease had gone undetected using conventional methods.The University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science has successfully employed the new method of diagnosis, which includes a computer programme capable of analysing a huge volume of medical data, Arinobu Tojo, a member of the medical team, told Efe news on Friday. The system, named Watson and jointly developed by the US’ IBM and other firms, concluded that the patient concerned suffered from a rare type of leukemia after the patient’s genetic information was compared with 20 million clinical oncology studies.The patient, a 60-year-old woman, was initially diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, which she was unsuccessfully…


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