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30 Mar, 2023

AI to be trialled in breast cancer screening for first time in England

Innovative artificial intelligence (AI) software is set to be used in breast cancer screening as part of a ground-breaking new trial in Yorkshire. The programme will involve the evaluation of an AI reader, which will analyse mammograms for signs of cancer. Currently, every mammogram is reviewed by two clinicians and if an agreement can’t be reached a third human reader is brought in. Researchers hope that, if the study shows promising results, an AI reader could replace one of the two human readers in the standard model of care, which would allow healthcare staff to spend more time with patients and increase clinical activity. This could help the 30% shortfall in clinical radiologists which is leading to longer waiting times and worse health outcomes, according to the Royal College of Radiologists.

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Source: NHE

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