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An algorithm trained to detect breast cancer tumors could be used as a “spell check” for pathologists
Luke Turner |
Google is the most frequently used search engine around the world – but what if its power of investigation could be used to search for tumors? The artificial intelligence (AI) team at Google have taken a step toward realizing this ambition by developing an algorithm that could act as a “spell check” for pathologists. Known as LYmph Node Assistant (LYNA), the tool can scan digital images of breast cancer patients’ lymph nodes to detect how much of the cancer has spread beyond the breasts. Yun Liu of the Google AI team hopes that the method will allow pathologists to work more efficiently and accurately.
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