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AI software predicts outcomes for patients with brain tumors

March 15, 2018

Researchers at Emory and Northwestern universities have developed artificial intelligence software that can predict the survival of patients diagnosed with glioma, a deadly form of brain tumor, by analyzing digital images of tissue biopsies.

Being able to predict the course of a patient’s glioma at diagnosis is vital given that it carries a bleak prognosis. Gliomas are classified as either low-grade or high-grade based on their appearance under a microscope. The problem is that microscopic examination is extremely subjective, with different pathologists often providing different interpretations.

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