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Computer Better Than Doctors at Diagnosing Brain Cancer in Study

September 16, 2016

(UPI) – For doctors, it can be difficult to tell the difference between brain cells killed by cancer treatment and recurrent brain cancer using patient’s MRI scans. Computers, however, appear to be far more accurate. A computer program accurately diagnosed dead cells and brain cancer at nearly twice the rate of doctors, suggesting similar software could be used to improve treatment selection, according to a study published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

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