Inovait and Government of Canada Invest $10.7M in Ai-Enhanced Image-Guided Therapy ...


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Prostate cancer is the No.

1 cancer killer of men between the ages of 50 and 75 in Canada, but there's currently no effective treatment for it.

That's about to change.

The Canadian government has allocated $10.7 million to seven projects in the field of image-guided therapy, which uses artificial intelligence and big data to plan, perform, and evaluate medical interventions, Quartz reports.

"We need to capitalize on this opportunity and leverage both these strengths to advance technologies that can improve clinical outcomes and healthcare efficiencies," says Kullervo Hynynen, co-executive director of INOVAIT, Canada's network for image-guided therapy.

The seven projects, which will receive an additional $21.3 million in funding, include: MIMOSA Diagnostics: This project will use a handheld multispectral imaging tool to assess and treat residents at risk of developing or have active pressure injuries in long-term care homes.

Profound Medical: This project will use artificial intelligence across the three stages of a prostate cancer journey, from diagnosis through treatment, to improve outcomes for men undergoing transurethral ultrasound ablation.

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