The CLIC Project leverages AI to tackle radiologist shortage and improve patient care

The CLIC project provides critical support for Denmark’s medical system through AI solutions that enable radiologists to work quickly and efficiently.


The Clinical Imaging Consortium (CLIC) Project has entered a new phase in its mission to support radiologists and improve patient care across Denmark.

Denmark suffers a shortage of radiologists, resulting in long wait times for patients. To reduce stress on the national healthcare system, which was further tested by the COVID-19 pandemic, the CLIC Project promotes the development and validation of AI solutions to help radiologists analyze clinical images such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT Image material.

AI solutions have the potential to significantly improve healthcare in Denmark. The example here shows that AI can support radiologists to achieve faster and more consistent diagnoses, and at the same time have other staff workflows streamlined. Patients and general practitioners will experience a more smooth communication and some patients will avoid being sent back and forth to the clinic for e.g. x-ray and MR-scanning. In conclusion, patients will achieve a more positive healthcare experience, and the clinicians and hospital staff will, at the same time, be able to work more efficient and less stressful.

The CLIC Project has made significant progress August 2022 in August 2022, with the installation of its Governance platform (GRACE) in the Capital Region of Denmark, comprising the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. This area has a total population of nearly two million individuals.

The backbone of the solution developed in the CLIC Project is accessed through 2021.AI’s GRACE AI Platform. GRACE emphasizes AI Governance, responsible data use, adherence to international AI standards, and state-of-the-art data security based on multiple levels of validation.

GRACE manages workflows and safeguards data through its role allocation system, through which each GRACE user has a designated role that confers different levels of access. This system ensures that users cannot access data they do not have permission to view. In addition to typical IT roles, these roles include a CLIC Service Model & Governance Administrator and a CLIC Compliance Manager.

Other important technology partners in the CLIC Project include Enversion and Teal Medical, who are responsible for building a secure and anonymized data lake. DataFair maintains overall responsibility for the CLIC Project, which is run together with RAIT — Radiological AI Test Center.

According to Rasmus Hauch, Chief Technology Officer at 2021.AI, “Using AI models in the healthcare space requires that the models are correctly validated and tested on the right data. Usage must be very clear to the clinicians/doctors using these models. To perform these tests and validations, you need the right level of security, ease of use, and necessary regulatory compliance controls. That’s what the GRACE Platform provides.”

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