Collecting and analyzing different types of data
Moving forward, the researchers hope to be able to incorporate actual images from mammograms, as well as more extensive patient information from patients’ medical records, within the AI system. In addition, they hope to be able to tweak the system and use it to detect other types of cancers or diseases as well. “A model like this will work anytime you have lots of different factors that correlate with a specific outcome. It hopefully will enable us to start to go beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to medical diagnosis,” said Barzilay.