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First published Wednesday 25 May 2016.

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  • PRAGMA-CF will become automated. In a similar way to fingerprint technology, Tim is working on training a computer to do all the work currently being done manually. The computer will be ‘trained’ by feeding in the CT images already collected and annotated using PRAGMA, then using computer learning to teach the computer to detect the different types of lung damage and colour them in. Once trained, new CT images will be fed into the computer which will then colour in the grid automatically.
  • PRAGMA is also being used in other diseases like premature lung disease, asthma and Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD).