TAIPEI (TVBS News) — Artificial Intelligence can now analyze urine samples and perform cytological tests. According to results from published research from a hospital in Taichung, doctors will likely detect bladder cancer with tests that are less invasive in the future.
"AI can improve diagnostic sensitivity to 92%, meaning detecting 90% of cancer cells. This translates into having 3 to 5 doctors look at the same test results without missing anything. And the good thing is that the learning progress will continuously improve," said Ou Yen-chuan, the director of the Comprehensive R&D Innovation Center of Tung's Taichun Metro Harbor Hospital.
Doctors explained that AI analysis allows artificial intelligence to check patients' urine samples and test if there are any cancerous cells. This not only helps reduce the workload of the doctors, they are also supported with more accurate tracking treatment plan suggestions for potential bladder cancer patients from the quantitative reports it generates
Ms. Huang, a patient said: "I didn't even imagine that it would not hurt. Patients themselves shouldn't overthink it and leave it to the doctors, and it will be fine." Ms. Huang, 71-year-olds, was diagnosed with bladder cancer six years ago. Since then, she has undergone more than 10 very uncomfortable cystoscopy procedures.
She was not expecting the new AI detection and analysis to be able to detect urothelial cancer by just providing her urine samples, and she is very grateful to the doctors. With the continuous progress of medicine, there are now many non-invasive examinations available in Taiwan.
This reduces the level of discomfort for patients and increases people’s willingness to have health exams. These medical advancements can help patients get the appropriate treatment they need as soon as possible and stay healthy.