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- Moscow Mayor's Office announced the creation of the world's largest CT database of patients with COVID-19
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Moscow Mayor's Office announced the creation of the world's largest CT database of patients with COVID-19
In recent months, artificial intelligence has analyzed about 80,000 computed tomograms taken in metropolitan hospitals.
Photo: Denis Grishkin / Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government
As the vice-mayor of Moscow Anastasia Rakova told reporters, the collected data is available for artificial intelligence specialists.
“Moscow has been fighting the coronavirus epidemic for the fourth month already. At this difficult time, artificial intelligence comes to the aid of doctors - using technology, doctors are able to quickly and more accurately determine the stages of pneumonia development on CT of the lungs. At the same time, anonymized patient data collected from March 10 to April 25 is used to effectively train artificial intelligence. This database contains over a thousand images and is the largest in the world,”she said.
Sergei Morozov, chief specialist in radiation and instrumental diagnostics of the Moscow Health Department, director of the Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine, said that artificial intelligence technology is already being actively used in the diagnosis of coronavirus infection. According to him, all CT scan results of lungs of patients with a confirmed or probable diagnosis, received in Moscow, are automatically fed into a unified radiological system (ERIS). The program processes the data, after which the radiologist, as part of the experiment, receives an image with markings and a text description.
“When preparing a dataset, it is important that the data is marked as a whole, according to localizations and along the pathology contours - those zones by which artificial intelligence algorithms can detect pathology. In a tense epidemic situation, this allows the doctor not to miss even the most imperceptible details of the study, "- quotes the expert RIA Novosti.
Today, there are 48 outpatient CT centers operating in Moscow to diagnose patients with ARVI, community-acquired pneumonia and suspected COVID-19. In the same centers, additional examinations are carried out: a general blood test, an ECG, a smear collection, which allows not only diagnosing her pneumonia, but also identifying its nature.