Here at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the Medical Artificial Intelligence and Automation (MAIA) Laboratory aims to explore the vast capabilities and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on medicine. Our objective is to innovate, develop, and apply the latest and cutting edge AI algorithms and methods to empower clinicians, especially those with less experience or limited resources, for improved patient care. We will empower clinicians with intelligent medical devices and computer algorithms from three aspects:

  1. Improving accuracy by retrieving hidden information from patient data/images when there is ground truth
  2. Improving efficiency by automating clinical procedures
  3. Transferring expertise to less experienced clinicians by learning from experienced clinicians when the ground truth is difficult or impossible to obtain

Specifically, we will be using cancer radiation therapy as the major platform for the development and testing of new AI algorithms and ideas.