New AI Technology Aids Breast Cancer Detection in Delaware

Featured courtesy DeepHealth Breast Cancer

When it comes to managing breast cancer, early detection is key. Here’s how AI technology is improving breast cancer outcomes in Delaware.

When it comes to managing breast cancer, early detection is key. The American Cancer Society reports that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. But when caught early, a patient has significantly better treatment options, better outcomes and a better survival rate. 

Women in Delaware now have access to new technology that’s showing promising results in the fight to detect breast cancer earlier. Delaware Imaging Network (DIN), a partner of RadNet, Inc., with nine imaging centers across the state, is using the power of artificial intelligence to enhance mammography results. 

Courtesy DeepHealth Breast Cancer

“We’re using AI to detect breast cancers that the human eye might not notice,” says Jacqueline Holt, M.D., medical director of women’s imaging at DIN. “This technology has allowed us to detect hundreds of cancers that otherwise would not have been found at the time of screening.” 

- Advertisement -

Using AI and extremely high-definition mammography equipment, radiologists can detect subtle breast cancers at the earliest stage possible. 

“Early detection is the best way to reduce advanced breast cancer occurrence and deaths,” stresses Holt. “This technology is a significant step forward in our effort to change breast cancer statistics. This is truly the best mammogram that a woman can get.” 

DIN is offering this technology as part of its Enhanced Breast Cancer Detection (EBCD) service, a package of breast cancer detection tools that work in concert to optimize annual breast cancer screening exams and detect abnormalities with more certainty. In addition to providing an in-depth, personalized lifetime risk assessment for breast cancer and a dedicated 1-800 support line for women who have questions about their screening reports, EBCD provides an additional AI review on any suspicious findings, offering a significantly improved level of accuracy in breast cancer detection and empowering women to take greater control of their health. 

“The artificial intelligence technology analyzes each mammogram in detail and, if suspicious findings are present, the AI identifies the lesion in the exam for the radiologist and categorizes the level of suspicion,” says Holt. “The use of AI also serves as a safety net where, if there’s any mismatch with the AI identifying something as suspicious and the radiologist saying non-suspicious, the report can be sent on to an additional reader. Our goal is to find every single cancer that’s visible on a mammogram as early as possible so we can provide women with the best possible outcomes.” 

When breast cancer is detected early the survival rate is 99 percent, as it’s usually relatively small and localized to the breast at stage one, making it easier to treat. 

- Partner Content -

“Even at stage two, where the cancer has extended a little out of the breast, there’s still an 86 percent survival rate and it’s very treatable,” says Holt. “Mammography has been shown over and over to save women’s lives, and this AI makes mammography even better.”  

Our Best of Delaware Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!

Holiday flash sale ... subscribe and save 50%

Limited time offer. New subscribers only.