UCSF to launch AI center for radiology technology  

University of California San Francisco announced Oct. 11 that it will open a new center focused on advancing the use of artificial intelligence in medical imaging.

The Center for Intelligent Imaging, also called ci2, will apply AI to create new ways to examine the inside of the human body and to evaluate health and diseases. UCSF researchers will collaborate with engineers from Nvidia, a technology company that specializes in AI computing, to develop tools and infrastructure to incorporate AI into clinical practice.

Researchers in the center will use patient images and clinical data from UCSF Health to develop, test and validate deep learning algorithms.

 "The volume of medical imaging has been rapidly increasing and radiologists are struggling to keep up with the sheer number of images," said Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, a professor and vice chair in the UCSF radiology and biomedical imaging department, according to a news release. "Ci2 aims to impact the entire value chain of imaging, from the time the patient comes for a scan to the final delivery of individualized, quantitative, prognostic and care-defining information."

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