Video-game tech to aid cancer treatment | News | Al Jazeera

Video-game tech to aid cancer treatment

Doctors in US use graphics-processing cards in trial to speed up processing of tumour pictures.



    Graphics-processing units, or GPUs, are the powerful internal cards that dictate what appears on computer screens.

    GPUs, which are commonly used in video games, have now been tested in a clinical trial to speed up the processing of pictures of cancerous tumours.

    Doctors hope this advancement will enhance the treatment of cancer patients.

    Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The State of Lebanon

    The State of Lebanon

    Amid deepening regional rivalries what does the future hold for Lebanon's long established political dynasties?

    Exploited, hated, killed: The lives of African fruit pickers

    Exploited, hated, killed: Italy's African fruit pickers

    Thousands of Africans pick fruit and vegetables for a pittance as supermarkets profit, and face violent abuse.