Radiology applied to urology

The project proposes the development of a fully automatic artificial intelligence system based on MRI images for the recognition of suspicious areas for prostate cancer and their characterisation in terms of aggressiveness.

Such a system can offer numerous advantages in clinical practice, including:

  1. significantly reducing reporting times;
  2. better selecting patients for biopsy, reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies;
  3. providing a tool to guide biopsies, reducing the number of biopsy samples and increasing the sensitivity of biopsies;
  4. increasing the sensitivity and specificity of radiologists, especially less experienced ones, in identifying prostate carcinomas;
  5. providing a second opinion to the radiologist, especially in small centres where there is no strong expertise in the analysis of these images.