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New AI imaging tool to accelerate critical patient diagnoses

January 01, 2019 / Hafizah Osman

The project, a joint collaboration between Intel and GE Health, is promising to offer physicians automated diagnostic alerts for some conditions within seconds of medical imaging being completed. It leverages the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, running on Intel processor-based X-ray systems to help prioritise and streamline patient care. Using this system, X-ray technologists, critical care teams and radiologists will be immediately notified to review critical findings that may accelerate patient diagnosis. Intel Internet of Things Group Health and Life Sciences Sector General Manager David Ryan explained that the AI imaging models are optimised for inference and deployment using the model optimiser component of OpenVINO. The optimised models are then integrated into the GE application with the OpenVINO inference engine APIs. As X-ray images are acquired by the machine, the inference engine runs them for clinical diagnosis.