New Delhi, August 03, 2023.

Mammography screening supported by artificial intelligence (AI) detected one-fifth more breast cancers compared with standard screening and nearly halved the screen-reading workload for radiologists, new research published in The Lancet Oncology journal said.

The findings conveyed the safety of AI-supported mammography, a diagnostic procedure for breast tumour screening, as an alternative to the conventional double reading by radiologists, the study led by Lund University, Sweden, said.

Eighty-thousand Swedish women were recruited for the study and randomly allocated into two groups – an intervention group (40,003 women) that underwent AI-supported screening and a control group (40,030) that underwent standard screening.