Medical tech company partners with Google to improve breast cancer screenings


Medical technology iCAD Inc. announced on Monday it has signed a commercialization agreement with Google Health to utilize its artificial intelligence technology for the improvement of breast cancer screenings.

In a statement, iCAD said Google will be licensing its AI tech for “breast cancer and personalized risk assessment.” This marks the first instance in which Google has entered into a commercial partnership to use its AI imaging technology for clinical practice.

Google said in its own statement that its mammography AI technology will be incorporated into iCAD’s products. According to both companies, the ultimate goal of this partnership is to improve breast cancer detection and assessment of short-term personal cancer risk.

“Joining forces with Google marks a historic milestone for our Company, as leveraging Google’s world-class AI and Cloud technology elevates the caliber of our market-leading breast AI technologies and may also accelerate adoption and expand access on a global scale,” said Stacey Stevens, iCAD’s president and CEO.

iCAD already uses AI technology in its breast cancer screenings. Steven said the inclusion of Google’s AI will allow her copmany to “improve the performance of our algorithms for both 2D and 3D mammography.”

Greg Corrado, head of Health AI at Google, called the partnership an “inflection point.”

“After several years of investment and intentional research and testing, we’re now ready to partner with iCAD to take the next steps toward integrating this technology into a real-world clinical setting and work together to make a difference in the lives of millions of people undergoing breast cancer screening,” Corrado said.

In 2020, a study was published that found Google’s AI outperformed radiologists in both the U.K. and the U.S. when it came to accurately detecting breast cancers, reducing the rates of false-positives and false-negatives.

You May Also Like

Heart-wrenching moment that a sobbing child and family are pulled from earthquake wreckage in Syria

Footage has captured the heart-wrenching moment a sobbing child and baby were…

Bank of England Expected to Announce Digital Currency Plan Next Week

Last Updated on February 8, 2023 The Bank of England, in conjunction…

Former Porn Star Ron Jeremy Committed to Mental Hospital Due to ‘Severe Dementia’

Former porn star Ron Jeremy has been committed to a mental hospital…

Turkey-Syria earthquake: Race to save final victims still buried alive beneath

Rescuers in Turkey and Syria this morning continued their search for survivors trapped…

Popular Aussie snack sold at Coles is urgently recalled

Vegemite-flavoured crisps have been recalled from Coles stores across the country over…

Brit flies to Spain and gets a full English breakfast for less than £15

If you think the price of eating out in the UK is…

Police extend search for Nicola Bulley towards the sea after finding no evidence she fell into river

Police have extended the search for Nicola Bulley towards the sea after…

Turkey and Syria earthquake: death toll rises to 8,700 as hundreds of thousands left homeless by disaster – latest updates | Turkey-Syria earthquake 2023

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use…