Advanced technology on accuracy in detection of breast cancer

  • Sujatha Ramasamy Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council
  • Srikanta Priyadarshan Patra Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council
  • Pulak Ranjan Basak Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council
Keywords: Breast cancer, Digital Infrared Imaging, Mammography, Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Gold Standard, Software

Abstract

Breast cancer is one of the leading type of cancer in India. Current methods used in the detection of cancer like mammography combined with Digital Infrared Imaging can help to learn about earlier stages of cancer with accuracy. The Niramai an Indian startup developed a software with machine learning and artificial intelligence which can detect and sense cancer cells that are 5 times smaller than what has been done presently. The method is non-contact, painless and free of radiation. This method can help detection of cancer in very early stage before showing any suspicious or alarming signs.

Author Biographies

Sujatha Ramasamy, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council

Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)-DST,
New Delhi, India

Srikanta Priyadarshan Patra, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council

Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)-DST,
New Delhi, India

Pulak Ranjan Basak, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council

Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)-DST,
New Delhi, India

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Published
2018-07-01
How to Cite
[1]
Ramasamy, S., Patra, S. and Basak, P. 2018. Advanced technology on accuracy in detection of breast cancer. PharmaTutor. 6, 7 (Jul. 2018), 1-4. DOI:https://doi.org/10.29161/PT.v6.i7.2018.1.
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