Google’s DeepMind Health, radiologists to treat head, neck cancer

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Google aims to find out if machine learning can help radiologists better plan treatments for head and neck cancer.

The tech giant’s DeepMind Health company will work on the effort in partnership with the radiology department at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, according to an announcement.

Cancer located in the mouth or sinuses can be difficult to treat with radiotherapy without damaging other organs or nerves, and Google wants to use artificial intelligence to create more detailed outlines of areas that need treatment.

It can take up to four hours to create such a detailed outline, but by using computers to analyze scans from hundreds of former patients, Google hopes it can reduce that process to an hour.

Read the entire article: Fierce Healthcare

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