Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine has become a critical topic in contemporary healthcare due to its transformative potential in addressing some of the most pressing challenges faced by the medical field. Projects like QUSTom, which focuses on transforming ultrasound-based breast cancer diagnosis, bring new hope for a future with fewer cases of cancer.

Tomi Ilijaš, CEO of Arctur, served as a keynote speaker at the 37th Bled eConference, held from June 9th-12th in Bled, Slovenia. In his speech titled ‘AI-Driven Innovation for Better Living,’ he explored revolutionary AI applications in healthcare, highlighting advancements in disease detection, personalized treatment, operational efficiency, and the development of new methods, with a specific focus on the QUSTom Project.

The conference featured presentations of the most successful and well-known projects, demonstrating the innovation and practical application of artificial intelligence in both local and international contexts.

About the QUSTom project

QUSTom aimes to introduce a new modality of medical imaging based for the first time on 3D tomographic ultrasound and supercomputing. The project was selected in 2022 to be part of the first call of the Pathfinder Open program of the European Innovation Council, financed by the Horizon Europe Framework Program of the European Union and the English UKRI, aimed at supporting disruptive ideas and projects with great international potential. The project has received 2,744,300 euros for its European part. In this first call, the European Commission evaluated a total of 868 projects; of which only 56 were selected, 11 of them from Spain.