Artificial intelligence might be the key to finding a cancer solution

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Posted on: July 15, 2020 7:09 pm EDT

New research shows how AI can diagnose cancer quicker and better

One of the good aspects of technological advancements is that there is always room for more growth. Even with the level of tools humans have developed so far to simplify things for companies and people, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) are taking things to a new level when it comes to helping humans. Particularly for medical science, there is a constant demand for innovative solutions to ongoing problems, like the endless list of diseases that exist that still need an effective solution. AI has the potential to change the way diseases like cancer are being diagnosed and can even help with a possible cure.

Amid the complexity, anxiety and uncertainty that involves any cancer diagnosis, one of the keys to successful treatment is early detection. There are several people out there that have been misdiagnosed in the past, which increases the risk of not being able to treat the disease in time. A correct diagnosis is exactly what scientists are hoping AI can do; moreover, do it in a less invasive way that is less traumatic for the patient and that can also do it a lot faster than current methods.

AI has made several advancements in cancer diagnosis, and one of the most widespread applications is image analysis. This is possible thanks to a large number of digital images that are captured by medical equipment, which were already used to assist doctors in their tasks. This is an aspect where computer vision can help process those digitized images to give a diagnosis. AI is capable of detecting radiographic anatomic features of malignancies, which can be done in the early stages. The development of these tools is likely to ensure early detection; therefore, the treatment and outcomes can be improved.