Meet the Researcher May 2021
Computer Aided Diagnosis - Rachel Kuo
The scaphoid bone is a commonly broken bone in the wrist, and if it is not treated properly can lead to long-term problems, such as early arthritis or chronic pain. Diagnosing a broken scaphoid bone can be challenging, as early x-rays can be difficult to interpret and sometimes a fracture isn’t visible straightaway. Other methods of diagnosing scaphoid fractures, such as MRI scanning, are costly and patients often end up waiting for a long time for an appointment.
Professor Dominic Furniss, Dr Irina Voiculescu and Dr Rachel Kuo, based at the Botnar Centre in Oxford, are working to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) to help clinicians to diagnose scaphoid fractures at the point-of-assessment so that patients are treated promptly and correctly. In this session, Rachel will talk about the project and how it may impact how patients are managed, alongside some of the challenges of bringing it to fruition. We would also love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the role of AI in medicine and look forward to connecting with you!
Moving Pictures - Dr Jack Tu
Pain around or behind the kneecap is a common complaint for many people, including after knee replacement. The path the kneecap travels when the knee bends may be altered by surgery and cause pain. How common this issue is, is unknown because no standard method of its assessment is available currently. Dr Stephen Mellon and Dr Jack Tu of Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre are developing a new method for doing quick assessments of the kneecap path and investigating pain following knee replacement.