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IBM and Oxford University to build eDiamond

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IBM Corporation is teaming up with Oxford University to build a sophisticated computer grid designed for earlier screening and diagnosis of breast cancer.

eDiamond is the computer grid (a cluster of servers and computers linked through the internet) that will allow hospitals and physicians to store and share mammograms in standardised digital form.

The software, developed by Britain’s Miranda Solutions will help radiologists accurately compare and evaluate mammography scans stored on eDiamond, no matter where they were created, IBM said.

“We’re applying the vast computing power of a grid to create a massive digital ‘photo album’ of mammogram scans available to medical experts across the UK,” said Nicholas Donofrio, senior vice president, technology and manufacturing for IBM.

This will give physicians advanced analytical tools and capabilities to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer and allow the study and comparison of similar cases so they can develop better treatment options.

The project represents an investment of about US$6 million by IMB and British Government.

(Source: ASCO & Reuters Health)

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Posted On: 15 October, 2002
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