Huawei launches AI-assisted diagnostic service for coronavirus

Business Desk  | Published: 21:57, Mar 16,2020


HUAWEI cloud in collaboration with Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Lanwon Technology has recently developed and launched an AIassisted quantitative medical image analysis service to aid faster COVID-19 diagnosis, said a press release.

The launching of the service will play a big role in diagnosing corona virus patients after the National Health Commission of China included CT features of patients infected with COVID-19 virus as the standard clinical diagnosis in Hubei province in its official diagnosis and treatment solution released on February 4, 2020.

With HUAWEI CLOUD’s leading AI technologies such as computer vision and medical image analysis, the service can automatically, quickly, and correctly output CT quantification results to imaging and clinical doctors, , said the release.

This is help to deal with the shortage of imaging doctors who can accurately diagnose COVID-19, relieve the pressures of quarantines and reduce the heavy workload for doctors, it added.

The service also utilises the powerful computing capability of Huawei Ascend series AI chips to provide quantisation result of a single case in seconds.

In addition, with Huawei’s Ascend AI series chips, the service can output CT quantization results in seconds. Compared with the traditional methods that doctors use to manually draw ROIs for quantitative evaluation, this service significantly improves diagnosis efficiency.

HUAWEI CLOUD has also been working with various industries to carry out multiple AIbased scientific research projects on COVID-19.

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