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In June, the government provided NHS England with £21m to roll out artificial intelligence (AI) tools to be used to help NHS staff analyse X-rays and CT scans.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that 64 NHS trusts across England are set to deploy AI tools to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
The funding will ensure that NHS hospitals across England will receive “ground-breaking” AI tools this winter to ensure clinicians can diagnose lung cancer more effectively. With over 600,000 chest X-rays being performed in England every month, deploying AI tools to more NHS trusts will support clinicians to diagnose conditions more quickly and accurately.