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King’s College London

Implementation of AI Technology in Imaging Diagnostics

London Medical Imaging & AI Centre for Value-Based Healthcare

The London Medical Imaging & AI Centre for Value-Based Healthcare is a consortium of academic, NHS and industry partners led by King’s College London (KCL) and based at St Thomas’ Hospital. The diverse research teams are training sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms from a vast wealth of NHS medical images and patient pathway data to create new healthcare tools. For patients, these will provide faster diagnosis, personalised therapies and effective screening across a range of conditions and procedures. Through a focus and experience in value-based healthcare the centre is examining how AI can be used to optimise triage and target resources to deliver significant financial savings for the NHS and healthcare systems overall. The centre has been established as part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, delivered through UK Research and Innovation.

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On the 23rd July 2019, Scan AI, NVIDIA, Mellanox and NetApp came together at Kings College London to reveal the collaborative deep learning & AI solution that had been deployed in KCL's Medical Imaging & AI Centre. The projects aim was to bring artificial intelligence in medical imaging to the point of care. In contrast to traditional medical testing, which involves sending scans for further analysis by specialists, point of care testing allows the results gained from X-rays, CT scans or MRI to be delivered immediately at the time of the patient-doctor interaction.

The collaborative partners deployed the NVIDIA DGX-2 AI supercomputer as part a cluster that powers the first phase of the project. The system’s large memory and two petaflops of compute prowess enables the KCL team to tackle the training of large, 3D datasets in minutes instead of days. The work aims to discover breakthroughs in classifying stroke and neurological impairments, determining the underlying causes of cancers, as well as recommending the best treatment for patients.

The Scan Partnership

Throughout this project from design to installation, Scan has been the glue between the collaborative technology partners of NVIDIA, NetApp and Mellanox to deliver a complex project through the various stages of proof of concept trials, testing and system configuration, technical and data science support, finally through to deployment and ongoing maintenance.

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