Ukraine receives AI scanner to help diagnose cancer

This fall, Ukraine has received unique artificial intelligence (AI) equipment that will help diagnose cancer, the International Foundation for Medical Innovation ( reports.

This is a technique for scanning and processing histological specimens with integrated artificial intelligence KFBIO AI. It is based on a deep neural network (DCNN) that can analyze histological images and automatically identify affected and suspicious cells.

The scanner has significantly greater optical capabilities than conventional microscopes, and the integrated AI is capable of analyzing about 1500 clinical cases per day. This increases diagnostic efficiency by more than 50 times.

In addition, the available library of more than 43,000 samples allows AI to analyze the image and help the doctor make the most accurate diagnosis. The scanner also reduces the workload of the doctor, as he or she will only have to review the slides that the AI considers suspicious or pathological.

In addition, the technology can also be used in veterinary medicine to make highly accurate diagnoses for animals.

The equipment was supplied to Ukraine as part of the National Program for the Implementation of Digital Cancer Diagnostics. It involves the introduction of medical technology for digital scanning, storage and processing of histological specimens, creation of infrastructure, digital storage and a national library of images. This is necessary for the training and professional development of pathologists.

As part of the program, more than 100 digital scanners are to be installed in medical facilities and laboratories across Ukraine.