Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge becomes first NHS hospital to use AI-enhanced superhot needle treatment for cancer patients

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Cambridge Independent

Addenbrooke’s has become the first NHS hospital to use an AI-enhanced superhot needle treatment that can pinpoint and destroy life-threatening tumours in one go – including hard-to-reach cancers. The highly-targeted thermal ablation treatment can treat multiple small tumours and means there is a reduced risk of affecting surrounding healthy tissue. Artificial intelligence is being used to improve the process, which involves using images from CT scans to ‘segment’ – meaning map – the target area, guiding the clinician on where to use the needles during the procedure. Under the standard procedur…

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