“Deep learning will transform personalised medicine, genetic testing and pharmaceutical development,” (Brendan Fray at the University of Toronto, Canada), says. “It provides the glue between data and medical outcomes.”
“This could be a game-changer for medicine, says Andrew Bradley at the University of Queensland in Australia. “[It can] readily combine images obtained from multiple views and multiple modalities,” he says.
This New Scientist article (free registration) Diagnosis without doctors: Deep learning to transform medicine looks at how close we are to having diagnostic apps, with particular emphasis on computerised analysis of radiology images: