Harnessing Artificial Intelligence
The fight against COVID-19 is about to get smarter. Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and medical imaging, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) to create new tools for physicians to assist with early detection and personalized treatments for COVID-19 patients.
The new initiative will be led by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), a part of NIH, and will involve collaboration with the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
“This major initiative responds to the international imaging community’s expressed unmet need for a secure technological network to enable the development and ethical application of artificial intelligence to make the best medical decisions for COVID-19 patients,” said Krishna Kandarpa, M.D., Ph.D., director of research sciences and strategic directions at NIBIB, in a news release. “Eventually, the approaches developed could benefit other conditions as well.”
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