A new Artificial Intelligence medical diagnostic tool successfully detected cancer in less than a second! And that’s not all, the AI-powered tool did so with an 86% accuracy rate.The study was conducted by Japanese researchers led by Dr. Yuichi Mori from Showa University and presented last October at the United European Gastroenterology conference held in Barcelona.
Using an artificial intelligence powered tool, the researchers focused on a colorectal polyp that was magnified by 500 times. The tool was able to spot its variations and any other interesting details.
When this stage was completed, the scientists used a database of more than 30,000 photos of precancerous and cancerous cells from which the artificial intelligence technology was able spot variants and come to a diagnosis within less than a second.The study revealed an overall accuracy rate of overall 86 per cent. That’s very impressive considering that the patients who were observed had already been diagnosed. In total, the Artificial Intelligence tool investigated 306 polyps.
It’s an important and urgent study given colorectal cancer is one of the most deadliest forms of cancer, as in the later stages, infected cells can travel to other parts of the body through the bloodstream.
Study leader Dr Yuichi Mori said: “The most remarkable breakthrough with this system is that artificial intelligence enables real-time optical biopsy of colorectal polyps during colonoscopy”. “We believe these results are acceptable for clinical application and our immediate goal is to obtain regulatory approval for the diagnostic system.”
Dr Mori’s groundbreaking study could see an increase in survival rates for patients with this form of cancer, and he wants to start deploying this technology soon.