The UK prevalence of coeliac disease is increasing, with a suggestion that only 1 in every 9 cases are detected. On average, it takes 13 years to diagnose from the onset of symptoms. The diagnosis depends in large part on examination of a small intestinal biopsy by a pathologist, which is a difficult and subjective process. There is a clear unmet need for a more sensitive, objective and reproducible testing strategy in the diagnosis of gluten-sensitivity to support the work of pathologists.
Lyzeum has assembled a multi-disciplinary team to undertake this timely project, building on contemporary progress in neural networks. We are working in collaboration with the Soilleux group, the Cambridge Image Analysis group and the University of Edinburgh to develop components of an artificial intelligence image analysis solution for coeliac disease diagnosis.