Leeds AI Could Detect Cancer Early
University of Leeds researchers are being trained to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) in the fight against cancer.
11:34 10 February 2020
The University of Leeds is one of the 16 centres for doctoral training that aims to revolutionise health care through early detection of disease using artificial intelligence (AI).
Baroness Morgan said: "We are committed to being a world leader in artificial intelligence technology and through our investment in 16 new Centres for Doctoral Training we are helping train the next generation of researchers.
"It was inspirational to meet some of the leading experts from medicine and computer science working in the new centre at Leeds University today. They are doing fantastic work to diagnose cancer quicker which could save millions of lives."
Anna Linton, one of the neuroscientists accepted onto the first cohort of the programme funded by UK Research and Innovation, said: “The healthcare system can generate a vast quantity of information but sometimes it is assessed in isolation.
“I am interested in researching AI systems that can analyse medical notes, the results of pathology tests and scans and identify patterns in that disparate information and make order of it, to give a unified picture of a patient’s health status.
“That information will help the GP or other healthcare professional make a more precise diagnosis.”