Using AI in NHS Diagnosis: Apply for Funding

gov.ukX-rays of arms and legs are among the most frequent diagnosis processes used by NHS Scotland, with around 5,000 procedures annually. Although injuries in these areas are often categorised as minor, misdiagnosis and mismanagement can hamper recovery and lead to financial cost. However, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning could help create systems that prevent misdiagnosis.

£240,000 is available through an Innovate UK Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition, with funding from Opportunity North East and NHS Scotland, to investigate the use of AI and machine learning in the NHS.

AI marks the spot

The competition will explore how AI and machine learning can be used to support limb radiographs in the diagnosis of fractures. Possible improvements include diagnosis accuracy and treatment and increased productivity in radiology departments.

Projects must use a dataset of peripheral limb X-rays and reports from the University of Aberdeen to develop AI algorithms that:

  • interpret the current text-based report to correctly categorise fractures
  • use radiograph images to identify the presence of fractures
  • ensure the AI product can function at real-world accuracy

Successful applicants will be able to receive input from NHS Grampian, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the University of Aberdeen and Canon Medical Research Europe.

A 2-phase competition

The competition will comprise 2 phases. In phase 1, applicants will conduct technical feasibility studies on their proposed solution. Up to £100,000 including VAT is available in phase 1, and as many as 5 projects are expected to be funded.

Phase 2 will include prototype development and evaluation. Up to £140,000 including VAT is available at this stage.

Competition information

  • the competition opens on 20 May 2019 and the deadline for registration is at midday on 24 July 2019
  • organisations of any size may apply
  • up to £100,000 is available
  • a briefing event will be held in Aberdeen on 27 June 2019. You must register to attend by 21 June 2019

For further information and to apply, please visit:
https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/365/overview

Most Popular Now

Siemens Healthineers Uses Artificial Int…

Siemens Healthineers introduces Ysio X.pree(1), the world's first intelligent X-ray system with integrated AI for optimizing the daily routine of image acquisition in radiography. To assist radiologists with the subsequent...

Digital Mental Health Interventions Have…

Treating anxiety and depression with digital mental health therapy has a significant and long-term benefit for recovery, new research amongst NHS service users suggests. The research was undertaken by SilverCloud...

Roche Improves Speed and Accuracy of Non…

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the CE-IVD launch of its automated digital pathology algorithm, the uPath PD-L1 (SP263) image analysis for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The...

FDA Permits Marketing of First Game-Base…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted marketing of the first game-based digital therapeutic device to improve attention function in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The prescription-only...

Philips Announces Collaboration with Ame…

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced it has once again joined forces with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to help further the...

Successful Debut for DMEA sparks

16 - 18 June 2020, Berlin, Germany. DMEA sparks opened, featuring a wide range of topics. Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn kicked off events. In his interview he focused on...

Brazilian Scientists Develop COVID-19 Ac…

Researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Araçatuba, Brazil, have developed a computational tool that acts like a "COVID-19 accelerometer," plotting in real time the rate at which growth...

Member States Agree on an Interoperabili…

Member States, with the support of the Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on...

Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices…

7 - 8 October 2020, London, United Kingdom. The global wearable devices market size is expected to reach a value of $62.82 billion USD by 2025 with time dependent delivery, improved...

Siemens Healthineers Offers Flexible Tel…

With its teamplay myCare Companion software, the company is bringing a new and flexible telemedicine solution to the market that enables remote care for patients with chronic diseases. The teamplay...

Andrea Fiumicelli Appointed as a CEO of …

Dedalus Group, leader in Europe and one of the world's leading players in clinical and healthcare information systems supporting clinical professionals and healthcare facilities thanks to a wide portfolio of...

First Virtual DMEA Comes to an End

16 - 18 June 2020, Berlin, Germany. More than 5,000 participants, over 100 Supporters and more than 500 contributions to the programme - these were the final figures after three days...