The public-private partnership “AI4AI: Artificial Intelligence for Accessible Medical Imaging has been awarded 6.1M euro funding by NWO (Dutch Research Council) to improve the accessibility of medical imaging and hence, contribute to the sustainability of medical imaging workflows. The accessibility to medical imaging is challenged by the high costs of imaging devices, as well as the required expert personnel to operate these devices, and analyze and interpret the resulting images. AI4AI consortium aims to alleviate these bottlenecks by developing AI technologies to enable the use of more affordable devices, to allow operation by non-highly specialized personnel, and to allow automated image analysis.
With Ivana Isgum leading the consortium and Clarisa Sánchez as co-PI, the grant will facilitate the recruitment of seven researchers within the QurAI group – four at UvA and three at AUMC. Their focus will be on developing artificial intelligence technologies for affordable and mobile devices in a variety of medical fields, such as cardiology, pathology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and surgery. The project aims to contribute toa more sustainable and accessible healthcare.