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September 30, 2021 – Chengdu, China – SenseTime, a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) software company, has launched a joint lab with the West China Hospital of Sichuan University, a prestigious, word-class medical center located in Sichuan, China. The lab aims to enhance fundamental research in AI healthcare, establish a collaborative innovation platform for medical professionals and researchers, as well as nurturing the next generation of talent for the AI healthcare industry.
Boosting AI healthcare research, industry application and talent nurturing
Dr. Li Kang, Director of the West China Hospital – SenseTime Joint Lab and PI at the West China Biomedical Big Data Center, Sichuan University and Dr. Duan Qi, Chief Technology Officer of Smart Health at SenseTime unveiled the joint lab
The opening ceremony of the lab was hosted at the 125th anniversary of Sichuan University and 7th Conference on Biochemical Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, witnessed by a number of prominent medical experts, professors and researchers, including Prof. Zhang Lin, Vice President of Sichuan University, Prof. Zhang Wei, Party Secretary of the West China Hospital, Director of Med-X Center for Informatics at Sichuan University and Director of West China Biomedical Big Data Center, and Prof. Liu Lunxu, Vice President of the West China Hospital. Addressing the rising demand in the “Big Health” industry, the lab was established with the mission to empower technological R&D and tackle key projects, as well as boosting the application and promotion of research results. The lab, which will work on various medical specialties such as orthopedics, neurology, physiatry, radiology, cardiology, pathology, and medical ultrasound, will effectively facilitate technology innovation that covers diagnosis, treatment to rehabilitation.
The collaboration will also fill the talent gap in the rapidly growing AI healthcare sector. The West China Hospital, known for its strong medical resources and top-notch research team, will collaborate with SenseTime by leveraging its industry-leading AI technology and AI education expertise to bring more targeted talent development schemes. Under the collaborative framework, which aims to integrate the industry, academia, research, and medicine, the two parties are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of AI healthcare talents in a structured and systematic way.
“Leading hospitals and industry players should work together to bolster AI healthcare development. We are glad that the lab links the top-notch clinical teams of West China Hospital with SenseTime’s leading AI capabilities and valuable industry experience. We believe this will lead the AI healthcare sector to take a big leap.” Said Dr. Li Kang, Director of the West China Hospital – SenseTime Joint Lab and PI at the West China Biomedical Big Data Center, Sichuan University.
Empowering smart hospital with SenseCare Smart Health Platform
SenseCare Liver CT product has been deployed in the West China Hospital
Currently, SenseTime’s proprietary SenseCare Liver CT product has already been deployed in the West China Hospital. With key features such as intelligent detection of liver abnormalities including various focal lesions and diffused diseases, automatic 3D reconstruction of liver anatomical structures, multidimensional quantitative lesion assessment and customized preoperative planning, the software ensures highly accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans. Moreover, SenseTime’s smart hospital solution, which enables intelligent medical treatment process optimization, streamlined daily operations at the hospital and minimized the risk of cross-infection during the pandemic.
Powered by the core capabilities of the SenseCore AI Infrastructure, SenseTime has been working with our partners from different industry verticals to explore the numerous potentials of AI. Moving forward, SenseTime will continue to provide essential AI capabilities to the West China Hospital. The joint lab will be essential in supporting the West China Hospital to evolve into a leading smart hospital.