In the UK, will apply AI algorithms for the diagnosis of diseases

The first artificial intelligence algorithms to assist physicians with the diagnosis of diseases of the heart and lungs begin to work in public hospitals of Great Britain in the summer of 2018. AI services, each patient will be able to use free of charge.

In the UK, will apply AI algorithms for the diagnosis of diseases

health experts believe that the use of AI for the diagnosis of diseases will not only help to save annually up to a billion pounds, but also will accelerate the disease process of diagnostics - algorithms will work with images fast and without days off, while the medical staff gets tired, and with and the reduced productivity.

Systems based AI that can detect lung cancer and to diagnose cardiovascular disease, developed by engineers from the John Radcliffe Hospital. In addition to the detection of heart attack and lung cancer symptoms, Ultromics algorithm pays attention to the smallest details with other images, so it will certainly help with the detection of other diseases. Developers are free to provide their algorithm to medical institutions, because among doctors often errors in diagnosis. According to the BBC, 60 000 000 images, which are annually made in an average hospital, 12 000 lead to the formulation of false diagnoses.

Now the software is tested, and although the test results have not yet been published, the doctors reported that AI copes with the diagnosis by images is much better people.