By Pawel Slabiak • September 7, 2021
Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research
Dense and extremely dense breasts contain a high proportion of "radiopaque" parenchyma.
Breasts that have low mamographic density comprise mostly "radiolucent" fat.
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In this ultrasound exam, all 10 radiologists found cancer.
And so did the AI.
In both exams below, all 10 radiologists suspected malignancy and ordered biopsies.
But the AI correctly classified the lesions as benign.
Positive predictive value
Research images, data, and photo of Yiqiu "Artie" Shen courtesy of Yiqiu "Artie" Shen. Photo of Farah Shamout by Sam Hollenshead/NYU Photo Bureau. Body photos by Ivan Stern/Unsplash, Annie Spratt/Unsplash. Abstract illustrations by Oleksii Lishchyshyn/Shutterstock. Text, media editing, and production by Pawel Slabiak.
Update September 24, 2021 Research featured in this story has been peer reviewed and published.