Transforming disease diagnostics with AI
New AI can scan medical images to detect cancerous cells, achieving a reported 91% accuracy; this is a significant improvement on a typical radiologist’s rate of 88%, and with fewer false positives. This sort of technology is much cheaper in the long run and is clearly the way of the future for diagnostic imaging.
Zebra s AI can detect 11 diseases, including breast cancer, brain trauma and excess coronary calcium.
Zebra is not the only company using AI for medical diagnostics: IBM has taught its AI Watson to read medical scans, and startup Face2Gene uses AI to diagnose a range of conditions from a simple photograph.
Thanks to a partnership with Google Cloud, Zebra analysis is available for radiologists to download from the cloud at just $1 per scan, making the service hugely accessible. The system is already used by more than 50 hospitals worldwide, including the Cedars-Sinai network in the US, and Oxford University in the UK.