Thursday 28 February saw the official opening event for the London Medical Imaging & Artificial Intelligence Centre for Value-Based Healthcare, established as part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
The new Centre will train sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms from NHS medical images and patient data to provide tools for clinicians to speed up and improve diagnosis and care across a number of patient pathways including dementia, heart failure and cancer.
It brings together an ambitious consortium including two other universities (Imperial and Queen Mary’s University London), King’s Health Partners NHS Foundation Trust partners, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley, with Bart’s Health, multinational industry (Siemens, NVIDIA, IBM, GSK), 10 UK-based SME’s and the Health Innovation Network.
The event at County Hall saw presentations showcasing both the technical infrastructure, importance of the partnerships and the potential clinical impact. Speakers included:
- Professor Reza Razavi, Centre Director: Vision and Aims of the Centre
- Professor Sebastien Ourselin, Head of the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences: Building our MedTech Hub at St Thomas’ Hospital
- Dr M Jorge Cardoso, Chief Technical Officer: A Federated Model for healthcare data access
- Dr Gerry Carr-White: The role of AI in clinical cardiology: Heart Failure
- Professor Daniel Rueckert: AI-enabled fetal screening
- Professor Julia Schnabel: AI for early detection & prognosis of lung cancer
- Dr James Teo: Stroke prevention with AI
- Dr Mark Michalski, Executive Director of MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science: The US experience of AI enabled healthcare