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Aster and IISc Bengaluru launches Artificial Intelligence Lab

The hospital will work with Dr. Phaneendra K Yalavarthy and his team on deep learning algorithms for automatic nerve monitoring and segmentation in ultrasound pictures.

Aster CMI Hospital has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru to launch a new artificial intelligence lab to carry out research for the betterment of the healthcare industry. 

The primary focus of the newly established artificial intelligence lab will be to understand disease patterns and improve treatment outcomes with the help of AI-powered tools. 

It is a collaborative lab with the goal of developing cutting-edge AI solutions in the healthcare domain and teaching healthcare professionals in AI to bridge the gap between clinical medicine and technology. 

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The launch event was attended by Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Lokesh B, Consultant Neurology, Aster CMI Hospital, and Dr. Phaneendra K Yalavarthy, Professor of Medical Imaging, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, IISc. 

According to officials, the hospital will work with Dr. Phaneendra K Yalavarthy and his team on deep learning algorithms for automatic nerve monitoring and segmentation in ultrasound pictures. 

Prof. Phanendra K Yalavarthi said, “The initial focus of this collaborative laboratory will be in neurology and will later be expanded to other clinical specialties. We are setting up this laboratory in our hospital to enable the co-development of some of these AI technologies for healthcare. Aster CMI for providing the space to do this.” 

He further added that with an emphasis on translation at the bedside, this collaborative laboratory would enable the creation of highly significant research and technologies. 

IISc has been a suitable partner for Aster CMI, which has clinical knowledge to facilitate, translate, and validate artificial intelligence algorithms for clinical usage because of its competence in creating AI methods. 

“With the use of AI, doctors and medical providers will now be able to deliver a more accurate diagnosis in the fastest possible time, which can aid the treatment journey. Also, AI would be a big leap towards predictive and proactive data analytics, which will improve preventive care recommendations for patients,” said Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare. 

He also mentioned that they are excited to collaborate with IISc, which will allow healthcare professionals to conduct research and better leverage AI tools to better understand their patients’ disease patterns and considerably enhance treatment outcomes.

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Dipayan Mitra
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