16 april 2020
Artificial intelligence will help diagnose COVID

Artificial intelligence will help diagnose COVID

During the meeting on April 29, it was reported about the involvement of artificial intelligence in the diagnosis of COVID-19. For this purpose, a special single reference center was created, in which the information obtained using computed tomography will be processed.

It is about data collected in all centers. The AI ​​will process the received images and act as a kind of expert capable of determining with high accuracy the presence of complications caused by coronavirus infection.

Thus, information from 45 specialized institutions will be sent to a single radiological center.

There, information processing, its analysis and artificial intelligence will make the appropriate diagnosis.

The processing of each image will take about 5 minutes, which will make it possible to additionally check at least several thousand people daily. The accuracy of the diagnosis of IS is estimated at 90%, and in some cases it reaches 92%.

In particular, in one day of operation of the new center, it was possible to check more than 3,500 thousand images. This significantly reduces the burden on the medical staff, allowing them to do other important tasks.

Patients who are diagnosed with mild pneumonia (stages 1-2) will be treated on an outpatient basis. People with a more complex course of the disease (stages 3-4) are hospitalized in appropriate medical institutions.

Against the background of a constant increase in the number of patients, the authorities are planning to deploy new hospital bases located at the main clinical institutions. The total number of additional beds should be about 10 thousand pieces. This will allow for effective follow-up treatment of patients and service for mild cases of the disease, without distracting for this purpose specially equipped rooms for severe cases of the disease.

A new testing format has also been introduced, in addition to the standard PCR, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests will now be used. The self-isolation regime has been extended until May 11.

The use of the new center with artificial intelligence will make it possible to more quickly distribute patients, track the dynamics of distribution, based on data from all hospitals.

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