Thymia raises $1.1m for video game-inspired tool to assess and track depression

Thymia has raised a £780k/$1.1m pre-seed round to scale its platform to assess for and monitor depression. The Thymia technology removes the subjectivity from mental health assessments: instead of answering questionnaires, patients play specially designed video games which use cutting-edge Neuropsychology, Linguistics and Machine Learning to detect signs of depression, as well as monitor whether […]

PathAI raises $165 million in Series C funding round for its diagnostic and drug development software

Powered by machine learning and deep learning technologies, PathAI‘s solution not only identifies biomarkers of disease but is also able to predict responses to treatments, while continuously advancing and improving the work of pathologists and pharmaceutical researchers.  PathAI‘s promising solution has so far secured 3 multi-million funding rounds and is backed by industry-leading partners. Launched […]

Google strikes deal with hospital chain to use patient data to develop healthcare algorithms

The company will access and store anonymised data from patients’ medical records and Internet-connected medical devices. The collaboration will allow Google to access anonymous patient records from HCA, which operates 181 hospitals and more than 2,000 healthcare sites in 21 states, to develop healthcare algorithms for the channel. The data will be used to develop […]

Epigenetic factors in cancer can now be identified by a machine learning system

Scientists have developed an innovative machine learning method that can accurately identify epigenetic factors in cancers. The collaborative study by researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian and the New York Genome Center (NYGC), published in Cancer discovery, has resulted in an innovative machine learning method that can accurately identify the genetic changes that cause […]

Deep learning CT scanners deployed at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to revolutionise support for radiographers and radiologists

Canon Medical has recently deployed two AI-enabled CT scanners at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, a leading teaching hospital, to optimise a wide range of clinical procedures. Using deep learning reconstruction technology, the tools are powered by an advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) to deliver high-quality medical imaging in record time, addressing the time-to-patient demand […]

Miiskin platform integrates mole measurement feature to track skin health

Earlier this month, the healthtech platform, Miiskin, which allows people to regularly track their skin changes, integrated a mole sizing feature that allows users to measure moles or lesions by comparing them to a reference object via the app. Using machine learning, computer vision and augmented reality technology, the feature allows for skin self-examinations by […]

New AI study for breast cancer treatment funded by Google Health

Google Health and Northwestern Medicine have joined forces to launch a new research study to explore whether AI models could be used to reduce the time to diagnosis of breast cancer. With 10-15% of mammograms requiring additional diagnostic review, the two partners are counting on AI technology to help prioritize mammograms that require further review […]

AI Has Proven Its Value In Health Care: But How Do We Use It Safely And Effectively?

It is often pointed out that artificial intelligence has proven its ability to transform the way tasks are carried out within the NHS. However, in order to fully exploit the value of AI, action needs to be taken by both the organisation and staff. This is what Rachel Dunscombe, CEO of the NHS Digital Academy […]

Machine Learning Optimises Lung Cancer Treatment Decisions

Researchers have developed a model that is 71% more accurate in predicting the survival expectancy of lung cancer patients. The results show that machine learning has the potential to assist health professionals in their decisions about treatment of the disease.  The Penn State Great Valley research team conducted a study in which they developed a […]

AI could tackle Racial Disparity in Health Care

The introduction of machine learning programmes in the health sector has drastically improved the process of diagnosis. With algorithms trained with patients’ reports finding what doctors may often overlook. —especially in Black patients. Research regarding the use of AI for the optimisation of health care develops algorithms through a form of automatise med school. By collecting […]