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PolyU Collaborates with Macau University of Science and Technology

15 Jun 2020

(From left) Dr Johnson LAU, Adjunct Professor of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology of PolyU; Prof. Manson FOK, Faculty of Medicine of Macau University of Science and Technology (M.U.S.T.); Prof. Alexander WAI, Deputy President and Provost of PolyU; and Prof. Kang ZHANG, Faculty of Medicine of M.U.S.T. introduce a new AI system for rapid and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia.

PolyU and the Macau University of Science and Technology jointly developed a novel AI-assisted diagnostic system in conjunction with other Chinese institutions for rapid and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia! Entitled "Clinically Applicable AI System for Accurate Diagnosis, Quantitative Measurements, and Prognosis of COVID-19 Pneumonia Using Computed Tomography", the research of the novel system was published in the prestigious international journal, Cell.

The research team utilised a large computed tomography database of 3,777 patients to train and test the AI system, so that it can efficiently distinguish COVID-19 pneumonia from other viral pneumonia, and predict the severity level in 20 seconds, with an accuracy of up to 90% and above. Already implemented in many hospitals in different countries like Mainland China, the United States, Iran, Italy and Spain, the AI system could assist radiologists and physicians to perform a quick and accurate diagnosis, playing an important role when the health system is overloaded.

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