26 Jan 22. PhD - AI in CVD
"AI-powered system to support neuroradiological readings for cerebrovascular diseases".
DEADLINE: 10 MAR 22
DIRECT APPLICATIONS TO: M.Valdes-Hernan@ed.ac.uk
PROJECT TITLE: "AI-powered system to support neuroradiological readings for cerebrovasular diseases"
SUPERVISOR: Dr Maria del C Valdés Hernández, Dr Beatrice Alex, Dr William Whiteley, Dr Miguel O. Bernabeu, Professor Joanna Wardlaw
Diagnostic and interventional radiology is fundamental to modern healthcare, from getting a fast, accurate diagnosis to planning surgery to cancer care and trauma management. Life-threatening events like strokes require neuroradiological assessment. The UK-wide shortage of radiologists is largely known, and service leaders have stressed that staff shortages are putting patients at risk, with three-quarters saying they cannot guarantee a safe service, as new consultant numbers and overseas and locum appointments are just not enough to plug staffing gaps, situation worsened by the current COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, our radiologists are exhausted and the NHS bill for outsourcing scan reporting continues to climb into the hundreds of millions.
This project attempts to address this need by developing an artificial-intelligence powered system to support neuroradiological readings, built upon results from years of neuroimaging and natural-language-processing research.
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Fully-funded PhD studentship, “AI-powered neuroradiological support system for cerebrovascular diseases from magnetic resonance imaging”, at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences in collaboration with Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd.