iCAIRD - the Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics

Medical leads: Keith Muir for Stroke, David for X-ray triage and COVID, Gareth Bryson for Pathology. 

Programme manager: JD Blackwood

iCAIRD (the Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics) is based within the Imaging Centre of Excellence at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.

The West of Scotland Innovation Hub has supported iCAIRD and its application of artificial intelligence to digital diagnostics. This has included support with industrial collaborators (Bering, Canon, Philips, Deep Cognito, Glencoe) and academic partners (Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Aberdeen).

It is one of five of its kind imaging research centres in Scotland, and the only one to deliver research in both radiology and pathology. It provides both local and national programmes, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the Glasgow Safe Haven are one centre, DaSH and NHS Grampian are the other. 

iCAIRD allows clinicians, academic researchers, health planners and industry to work together, enabling research-active clinicians to collaborate with innovative SMEs to better inform clinical questions, and ultimately to solve healthcare challenges more quickly and efficiently.

iCAIRD is now being utilised in response to COVID-19, using artificial intelligence to more accurately diagnose COVID-positive patients, determine optimal care pathways, predict resource utilisation, provide clinical decision support and ultimately better understand the disease.