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Eye Scans to Detect Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease -

Eye Scans to Detect Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease -

It is said that eyes are the window to the soul. Well, what about the window to our health? We recently reported on two AI systems trained to detect eye diseases, specifically diabetic retinopathy and congenital cataracts . Now, we’ve found groups extending that concept to illnesses beyond the eye. Two new projects pair imaging systems with advanced software in an effort to catch early symptoms of pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. At the University of Washington, a team led by computer scientist Shwetak Patel created a smartphone app to screen for pancreatic cancer with a quick selfie. Developed over the last year and a half, the team recently tested their system in a clinical study of 70 people . They were able to identify cases of concern with 89.7 percent sensitivity and 96.8 percent accuracy. While the app is not yet ready to be used as a diagnostic tool based...

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