A group of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed technology to assess the likelihood of developing breast cancer in women. The introduced AI system is able to analyze the results of mammography, predicting the likelihood of developing breast cancer in the future.
Scientists have analyzed the results of mammography in more than 60,000 patients, choosing women who developed breast cancer within five years of the study. Based on these data, a system AI was created that recognizes good structures in breast tissue, which are early signs of breast cancer.
Another important point in the study is that the AI system effectively determines the prevalence of disease in black women. Previously conducted research was mainly based on the results of the mammography of women with a European appearance. Statistics show that black women are 43% more likely to die from breast cancer. It has also been reported that breast cancer in African-American, Latin American and Asian women develops at an older age.
Scientists say the AI system created by them works equally effectively when analyzing the mammography of women, regardless of race. The researchers intend to continue testing the system. Soon, it can begin to apply in hospitals. This approach will allow you to more accurately determine the risk of breast cancer by identifying the early symptoms of a dangerous disease in advance. The importance of development is difficult to exaggerate, since breast cancer remains the most common type of malignant tumor in women around the world.
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