New Norwegian method finds bowel cancer in three minutes

Radiumhospitalet i Oslo.Radiumhospitalet i Oslo.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

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Using artificial intelligence, computers can find bowel cancer both faster and more accurately. The method has been developed in Norway.

Today, doctors analyse the tumors of colon cancer patients through a microscope, writes Aftenposten. Using artificial intelligence, computers can make assessments both faster and more accurately. The machine only takes three minutes, and accuracy will increases by 62 percent, according to researchers.

The method is brand new and was developed by a team of researchers, developers and lab staff at the Institute of Cancer Genetics and Informatics (ICGI) in Oslo. The method means that computers can calculate how intestinal cancer develops through machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence.

The computer uses algorithms for forecasting. By analysing 17 million images of cancer samples, the computer has learned how to determine how large and aggressive a tumor is.

According to the researchers, the new method will be ready to be used already this summer. They now hope that the method can be further developed and used for other cancers.

Bowel cancer is the most common form of cancer in Norway. In 2018, more than 4,400 Norwegians were affected by colon and rectal cancer.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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