Early Cancer Detection

How Sigma’s AI platform can help detect breast cancer.

The Challenge

The client, one of the top 5 global consulting firms, has an important market share in the hospital sector. They wanted to help make the work done by radiologists more efficient and minimize human errors by showing professionals the areas of the x-ray image that require a detailed analysis together with the detected anomalies. Particularly, the client was interested in the area of breast cancer detection and in exploring the possibility of cancer prediction.

Sigma’s Computer Vision technology analyzes the x-ray images, enhanced them to facilitate the visualization of important details such as calcifications, and detects and predicts cancer.

The Solution

The adaptation of the computer vision technology to the specific task of detecting and predicting breast cancer was developed in collaboration with radiologists from one of the most prestigious hospitals in Spain. Radiologists selected and annotated x-ray images and Sigma used them to adapt the AI technology.

Sigma also developed a tool to optimize the visualization of the x-ray images. The tool enhanced the images to facilitate the visualization of calcifications and other important details requested by radiologists.

The Outcome

The tool reduced the mammography analysis time by 50% and it is very useful to train new radiologists.