Date(s) - 15 Apr 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Lottie Thomas, Software Engineer, Mirada Medical Ltd

Mirada Medical is an Oxford-based software company whose mission is to help doctors use images to treat cancer and other illnesses. In 2018 they released the first commercially available AI autocontouring solution for radiotherapy treatment planning, DLCExpert.

Radiotherapy involves targeting and killing a cancer with ionizing radiation, while avoiding causing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Every plan needs a clinical expert to draw structures (aka “contours”) on a scan of the patient representing the target and all of the surrounding healthy structures (e.g. heart, lung, spinal cord, glands etc). This is very time-consuming resulting in both a longer lead time to treat the patient, and less time for the clinical staff to assess other important aspects of the plan. Studies also show that contouring can also be inconsistent between clinical experts, leading to less predictable outcomes for the patient.

This talk will explore how Mirada is using deep learning to automate radiotherapy treatment planning for cancer patients, delivering faster and more consistent outcomes. It will also explore how the challenges of using AI as a medical device can be overcome.

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