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FibroBot - New project with CAI-X and CIMT

Since the launch of CCR in 2021, we have worked closely with our sister centres CAI-X (Centre for Clinical AI) and CIMT (Centre for Innovative Medical Technology) when there was a need to borrow skills from one another. But now we have launched our first joint project: FibroBot.

FibroBot is anchored at FLASH – Centre for Liver Research, which is an elite research centre at the Department of Gastroenterology at Odense University Hospital. Fibrobot is the first step towards a robot scanner that can help patients with fatty liver disease. Today, fatty liver disease is often diagnosed and treated too late in order to limit complications, reduce hospitalisations, avoid expensive and invasive interventions, and reduce the risk of early death. Quite a few of the complications and deaths related to fatty liver disease could be prevented, e.g. by a more precise diagnosis, more efficient monitoring of the disease and effective and timely treatment. Therefore the project wants to explore the use of robot technology and artificial intelligence, including the potential of combining the technologies.

We hope that the robot scanner coupled with an algorithm based on artificial intelligence can improve diagnostic precision and ensure clinical decision support to help patients earlier than is the case today.

In the project, CCR contributes with competencies within the field of robot technology, and Professor and Head of Research in CRR, Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu, is project owner. CAI-X contributes with competencies within artificial intelligence and CIMT contributes with competencies in early assessment of health technology based on the EARTH model.

Initially the project will result in a prototype, but it is our expectation that the robot scanner and the algorithm will be implemented and extended for scanning of other organs in the future.