By staff writers

November 15, 2017 -- The Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) is working with physicians to develop artificial intelligence (AI) software to aid in diagnosis and therapy planning.

Fraunhofer MEVIS researchers will present their first promising results of their AI venture later this month in Chicago at the RSNA 2017 annual meeting.

Computer assistants and physicians are seeking to train artificial intelligence algorithms to improve their performance over time. One such initiative is a pilot project hosted by the Asklepios Clinic Barmbek in Hamburg, Germany.

A team of researchers and physicians are looking to measure as precisely as possible liver volume during therapy in CT or MRI scans. Among the objectives is to determine how repeated irradiation changes the size of an organ, a process that currently is time-consuming.

Improved versions of the AI platform can evolve from the computer assistant that the Fraunhofer experts developed in collaboration with physicians. The participating physicians actively partake in the development as part of their everyday work by feeding new cases into the software, reviewing how the assistant processes new datasets, and correcting the results.

By next year, the researchers hoped to have developed the platform to a point where it can become a marketable product.

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