UK – AI tools to speed up lung cancer diagnosis in NHS hospitals

The AI tools to be deployed will help NHS staff to analyse X-rays and CT scans

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that 64 NHS trusts across England are set to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) tools to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

Following the UK government’s announcement of £21m to roll out AI across the NHS in June, the funding will allow NHS trusts to deploy AI tools that analyse X-rays and CT scans.

The funding will ensure that NHS hospitals across England will receive “ground-breaking” AI tools this winter to ensure clinicians can diagnose lung cancer more effectively, the DHSC said…