Google DeepMind and UCLH collaborate on AI-based radiotherapy treatment

The DeepMind project will use anonymised scans from up to 700 former patients. Photograph: Juice/REX/Shutterstock Google DeepMindhas announced it is working on a project to improve treatment on head and neck cancers, its third major collaboration with the NHS. The London-based AI research arm of the online search firm is partnering with University College London Hospital in an attempt to improve the scans available for radiotherapists by using machine learning. The project will use anonymised scans from up to 700 former patients. Radiotherapy works by bombarding cancerous cells with radiation to kill them, while minimising damage to the healthy cells around them. Clinicians target the treatment through a process called “segmentation”: literally drawing around different parts of the patient’s anatomy on scans, letting the radiotherapy machines know which tissue to…


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