AI systems aid doctors in diagnoses

By Satoshi Yamada and Kiyohiko Yoneyama / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WritersArtificial intelligence has become a dependable tool in the medical field. Already, AI systems have been put to practical use in detecting pathological changes in patients based on computerized tomography (CT) images and creating 3-D images of internal organs. In clinical studies, researchers have succeeded in diagnosing and treating rare types of diseases by having an AI system plow through an enormous amount of patients’ data, including genetic information. Most AI systems used in the medical field adopt a machine learning system, under which a computer learns patterns and theories from this data. Fujifilm Corp. has put on the market an image retrieval system to support cancer diagnosis. When a doctor inputs a CT image scanned from a patient, the…

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