Using AI to improve breast screening

Dr Helen Frazer recently sat down with Nicci Rossouw to talk about the importance of having a mammogram every two years and how artificial intelligence may transform breast cancer screening. 

Dr Frazer is a radiologist, breast cancer clinician and Clinical Director at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and BreastScreen Victoria. In April, she won Innovator of the Year, the top accolade at the Women in AI Australia and New Zealand Awards 2022. She also won the Health category.  

Dr Frazer leads the Breast Cancer AI Project (BRAIx). A vital component of this ground-breaking Australian study is developing AI algorithms to detect breast cancer in mammographic images. AI may also improve breast cancer prediction models and allow a more tailored screening approach that meets an individual woman's needs. Currently, breast screening is recommended every two years. 

Nicci Rossouw is the CEO of robotics specialists, Exaptec. She and Dr Frazer spoke about the importance of breast screening, the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, AI, and that "magical evening" when Dr Frazer won the Women in AI awards. 

You can listen to the "Let's talk robotics" podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts or the "Let's talk robotics with Dr Helen Frazer" on the Exaptec website