Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Market to Boost with New AI Tools Which can Predict Future Cancer Probability

  • Analysis
  • 17-February-2021

The most appropriate way to tackle cancer is first to determine who might obtain it in the future. The task is rather complex but has been accomplished through the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools. However, the adoption of AI in the medical sector is deterred due to poor performance and neglect of racial minorities.

The researchers have developed a new tool, “Mirai,” that has been stated to be more precise than other methods. It has the ability to predict cancer risk and can identify high-risk groups. This is a huge advancement in the Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Market as the new model can identify almost two times more future cancer diagnosis than the current clinical standard. This will immensely improve the effectiveness of the future cancer diagnosis and empower medical personnel to cater to their patients’ needs as per their conditions.

Mirai algorithm has been specially tailored to capture the specific requirements that are related to risk modeling. It takes up the patient’s risk across future time points together. Moreover, it can also optionally benefit from clinical risk factors such as family history, age, etc. The algorithm is designed to bring consistent predictions across trivial variances in the clinical environment, similar to the choice of the mammography machine.

The new technology will ensure better breast cancer risk models resulting in targeted screening strategies. Earlier detection and less screening will cause less harm than existing guidelines. The team’s objective was to make the AI tool part of the standard care given to a patient. They are now working with different countries to confirm the model's effectiveness on diverse populations and analyzing the ways to clinically implement it.

To incorporate deep-learning risk models into clinical guidelines, the model must be given consistent performance across clinical environments.  Moreover, it is important that its predictions are not affected by trivial variants like which machine took the mammogram. Remorsefully, scientists found that standard training could not produce consistent results even across one single hospital when the mammography machine was changed. This is because the algorithm could only rely on multiple cues as per the environment. To counter this problem, the team used an adversarial scheme through which the model will be able to learn mammography representations, in turn producing accurate predictions.

The current model does not consider a patient’s previous imaging results even though changes in imaging over a period of time contain a wealth of information. The team aims towards creating such methods that would be able to effectively utilize a patient’s complete imaging history and provide better results.

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