How an AI program helps doctors identify cancer and other medical abnormalities

Image: Behold.ai Ten years ago, Jeet Samarth Raut’s mother was told she was cancer-free by her doctor. But it was a false negative. The mistake, Raut believed, was partly because they were in a small town in rural Illinois, and the radiologist was not specialized. Another part of it, he said, could be attributed to the fact that it was a rare kind of breast cancer. And part of it, Raut said, was due to the fact that medical scans are often difficult to read. The experience with his mother “highlighted the fact that depending on where you live, the radiologists reading your scan have highly varying levels of knowledge.” To help doctors more accurately diagnose illnesses, Raut and another student at Columbia, Peter Wakahiu Njenga, founded Behold.ai—an AI program…


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