The government has announced the availability of up to £240,000  in funding for organisations exploring how AI and machine learning can be used to support limb radiographs in the diagnosis of fractures. Possible improvements include diagnosis accuracy and treatment and increased productivity in radiology departments.

Projects must use a dataset of peripheral limb X-rays and reports from the University of Aberdeen to develop AI algorithms that:

  • interpret the current text-based report to correctly categorise fractures
  • use radiograph images to identify the presence of fractures
  • ensure the AI product can function at real-world accuracy

Successful applicants will be able to receive input from NHS Grampian, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the University of Aberdeen and Canon Medical Research Europe.

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