AI helps detect pre-cancerous colorectal growths

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Developed by a team of researchers from Showa University in Yokohama, Japan, the artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostic system determines whether or not a growth is malignant. Using its knowledge database of more than 30,000 images, the AI takes less than a second to diagnose a patient’s polyps. Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer (lung cancer is the first), so early detection is a must for survival. In the first study of its kind, the AI system correctly identified polyps 86 percent of the time. With colorectal growths fairly common, particularly in people over the age of 50, rapid identification…

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