Google develops algorithm that detects lung cancer.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), lung cancer, along with breast cancer, is one of the most common. In the 2018, lung cancer ended the life of 1.76 million people.
For this reason, early detection of lung cancer is crucial to reduce mortality.
That is why the technological giant, in collaboration with American medical centers, has conducted a study on the possibilities of early detection of this type of cancer.
The algorithm developed by Google It generates an overall vision that can detect nodules or malignant areas that are usually difficult for the radiologist to see. It also helps to reveal the growth rate of these nodules.
In these first tests, Google used artificial intelligence to examine 45.856 chest scanners, comparing the results with six radiologists.
Google artificial intelligence detected an 5% more cancers than radiologists. He also reduced the false positive by an 11%.
Although this technology is still in the testing phase, its implementation gives a good idea of what can be expected from the use of artificial intelligence in the health sector.