Introducing Australian innovation to detect breast cancer

March 17th, 2023

Patients with breast cancer or those who want a check-up can now benefit from a more accurate system named VIETRAD. This is the first intelligent system in Vietnam using machine learning to test, monitor and improve radiologic diagnosis of breast cancer.

Introduced at Hung Vuong Hospital, a leading medical center specialized in obstetrics and gynaecology (OBGYN) in the south of Vietnam in 2021, the system has since become a training tool for doctors at the Department of Breast Cancer and provides an international benchmark to rate radiologic diagnosis capacity. It was reported that doctors here achieved 80-90% rate of accuracy in detecting abnormalities on mammograms after taking the training on VIETRAD.

VIETRAD is funded by #Aus4Innovation program and developed through a partnership between the University of Sydney and the Health Strategy and Policy Institute. The platform is tailored for Vietnamese technicians and has been implemented at hospitals in Hanoi, Hue-Danang and Ho Chi Minh City.