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Major new project for AI in digital pathology

Nieuws » Onderzoek 25 maart 2021

The Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) will participate in a major European collaboration for artificial intelligence in digital pathology.

The project has received financing from the Innovative Medicines Initiative, a public-private partnership under the EU research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

The Bigpicture project is to prepare the way for a new era in pathology by building the largest database of pathology images so far collected. The intention is to speed up the use of artificial intelligence, AI, within medicine.

AI-based tools will in the future help pathologists and assist them in the examination of tissue samples, and thus the diagnosis of disease and analysis of factors that guide the choice of treatment. The development of robust AI software, however, requires huge amounts of data, which in the field of pathology means enormous collections of digital images of tissue samples, together with selected medical information. In order to enable a rapid development of AI within pathology, the project aims to create the first European, ethically secure and GDPR-compliant platform in which not only large-scale data but also AI algorithms can be stored. The platform will connect networks of pathologists, researchers, AI developers, patients and industrial partners.

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