Video: Vietrad – transforming breast cancer diagnosis across Vietnam
The Breastscreen REader Assessment STrategy (BREAST) is an innovative approach used by BreastScreen services in Australia and New Zealand. The tool has increased the performance in radiologists in breast cancer detection on mammograms by 30%. The project will introduce, implement, and validate VIETRAD, a BREAST – type platform tailored for Vietnamese clinicians.
Vietnam will have access to an intelligent system that will have a major impact on improving radiologic diagnosis of early stages of breast cancer. A South-East Asian Hub of breast cancer imaging research and innovation will be established in Vietnam. Additionally, the VIETRAD platform can be developed for a range of pathology, oncology and radiologic domains in the long-term.
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Vietnamese women with over 10,000 new cases diagnosed annually, with most patients presenting with late stages making the treatment more difficult with low survival. Early cancer detection depends on accurate interpretation of breast images by radiologists and this is essential to improving treatment efficacy and patient prognosis. However, data showed that Vietnamese radiologists displayed low diagnostic efficacy in detecting abnormalities on mammograms with sensitivity values below 50% compared with 85% among Australian radiologists.