UW-Madison researcher uses AI to improve brain cancer diagnoses, treatment

MADISON (WKOW) — Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center are using artificial intelligence to improve diagnosis and treatment options for brain cancer.

Current imaging technology can’t tell the difference between a cancerous tumor and non-cancerous lesion, according to the center. Because of this, surgeons need to take a biopsy of the tissue — or remove it completely — which is very invasive. Plus, many of these lesions turn out to be benign.

“Ultimately, in 40% of cases surgeons find out that it was a benign lesion and should not have been taken out,” said Pallavi Tiwari, the co-director of Imaging and Radiation Science at UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Tiwari hopes to minimize the need for these exploratory surgeries by using an AI she’s been developing for eight years. The AI can help diagnose these lesions by leveraging images sourced from existing patients scans from around the country.

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