USA: AI-Assisted Contours Superior to Cognitively Defined Prostate Cancer Contours

Artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted definition of prostate cancer contours reduces underestimation of the extent of prostate cancer, according to a study published in the July issue of The Journal of Urology.

Sakina Mohammed Mota, Ph.D., from Avenda Health, and colleagues compared physicians’ performance using AI versus standard-of-care methods for tumor delineation in a multireader, multicase study. Cases were interpreted by seven urologists and three radiologists from five institutions with two to 23 years of experience. Fifty prostatectomy cases eligible for focal therapy were retrospectively assessed by each reader. Readers defined cancer contours cognitively, delineating tumor boundaries manually to encapsulate all clinically significant disease. After four or more weeks, the same cases were contoured using AI software.

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