Doctors have a new tool to use when diagnosing breast cancer. It is called Google Health, and course comes Google. The tool uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recognise anything abnormal breast tissue. Researchers trained the AI program to detect abnormalities. It read a huge number results from X-rays the past few years. X-rays are currently what doctors use to detect breast cancer. The Google Health program will help doctors reading these X-rays more accurately. The current system is that two doctors agree whether or not an X-ray shows cancer. If they cannot agree, they ask a third doctor. Google Health will make this diagnosis quicker.
Researchers Google Health worked experts from Imperial College London to design the AI program. They trained the program inputting X-rays more than 76,000 women the U.K. and more than 15,000 in the USA its software. The software then produced an algorithm. In hospital tests, the algorithm did better reading X-rays than six doctors. Google Health spokesperson Dominic King said: "Our team is really proud these research findings, which suggest that we are our way to developing a tool that can help doctors spot breast cancer greater accuracy." The World Cancer Research Fund said two million new cases breast cancer were reported 2019.