The CDS collaborative laboratory will develop open-source AI-based tools to precisely automate the segmentation of pathological findings in neuroimaging data, with a focus on accurately diagnosing neurological diseases and analyzing their clinical impact at a population level.
The laboratory has been established with the support of Siemens Healthineers corporate social responsibility initiative, which also includes six M.Tech fellowships for women, aiming to enhance female representation in artificial intelligence.
“The collaboration with IISc solidifies our commitment to advancing precision medicine through AI using state-of-the-art, data-driven deep-learning techniques,” said Peter Schardt, chief technology officer, Siemens Healthineers.
“Leveraging IISc’s academic excellence and our strong core in medical imaging, smart solutions developed through this collaboration will help us ultimately save lives through precise diagnoses and evidence-based treatments,” Schardt added.
Dr. Vaanathi Sundaresan of IISc’s Department of CDS will lead the program. The focus of this collaborative laboratory will be to work closely with neurologists, radiologists and Siemens Healthineers and integrate the developed computational models into their regular clinical workflows.
“This collaboration is a powerful example of how industry and academia can come together to tackle complex challenges,” said Prof Govindan Rangarajan, director of IISc.