Leeds Based AI Mammograms
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's breast imaging service first to use artificial intelligence in mammograms.
09:02 28 March 2022
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's breast imaging service has become the first in the UK to use mammograms powered by artificial intelligence.
The hospital's medical staff worked with the Canadian software company Densitas to customise the software in order to meet the needs of the department and the high-quality standards required by the NHS Breast Screening Programme.
Dr Nisha Sharma, director of breast screening at Leeds Teaching Hospitals said: "Using AI will make a real difference to the quality of our breast screening program and ultimately to the health outcomes of women in Leeds.
"Here at the Leeds Breast Screening unit we are delighted to collaborate with Densitas and build on this foundation for future developments that will improve breast care."
Maggie Fletcher, consultant radiographer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals said: "The team have been very enthusiastic about the introduction of this technology and the difference it can make in terms of efficiency.
"We see thousands of patients every year for routine mammograms and hope that this will provide further reassurance of the quality of our service."