Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Advanced Breast Mammography
As the highest-volume breast cancer provider in California, Hoag is partnering with leading AI software companies to improve imaging technology and elevate breast cancer care.
As the highest-volume breast cancer provider in California, Hoag is partnering with leading AI software companies to improve imaging technology and elevate breast cancer care. At Hoag’s Sue J. Gross Comprehensive Breast Center, the impact of AI is felt across imaging platforms. Reading mammograms, for example, is a complex art that requires skilled interpretation. Thanks in part to the generosity of Hoag’s donors, advanced algorithms are not only enhancing the resolution and clarity of mammograms but also their interpretation. For Dr. January Lopez, director of breast imaging, this means an increased ability to detect breast cancer at its earliest stages and added confidence in evaluating normal mammograms. For patients, this brings peace of mind and reduces the likelihood of further testing.
Because breast cancer is more difficult to diagnose in dense breast tissue, Hoag is likewise using AI software to evaluate the level of risk associated with varying degrees of breast density. The breast center’s commitment to AI technology doesn’t stop there. Their vision for the future of breast cancer care includes AI software for ultrasound imaging as well as MRIs, reducing the amount of contrast agents required to enhance image quality. Opportunities to support AI technology and continually elevate the Sue J. Gross Comprehensive Breast Center as a leader in breast cancer care abound.
For information about how to support women's health at Hoag, please contact Angela Gomez, senior director of development, at 949-764-7222 or Angela.Gomez@hoag.org.
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