Framework for automating thyroid cancer triage could lead to fewer biopsies

Written by Daniel Barrett, Future Science Group

Researchers from Stanford University (CA, USA) have developed a new framework to differentiate between benign and malignant thyroid nodules. The study, published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, demonstrates the potential of the method to compare different thyroid nodules to a similar level to that of expert radiologists. The team hope that this framework could be used to make a system that automates triage of thyroid cancer. This could lead to a decline in the need for unwarranted biopsies when attempting to identify the presence of thyroid cancer. The study initially collected ultrasound images of 92 biopsy-confirmed thyroid nodules. The...

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