EN
VN

VINBRAIN AND FIT CO-PUBLISHING A WHITE PAPER ON AI APPLICATIONS IN TB DIAGNOSTICS AND SCREENING

Calendar 13/07/2021

Tuberculosis is the leading cause of deaths worldwide from an infectious disease, second only to COVID-19. Vietnam ranks 11th among the world's 30 highest TB burden countries. However, according to the National TB Control Program, about 62% of people with active, transmissible TB disease would have been missed if they had been screened using the standard diagnostic algorithm, which relied on verbal screen for prolonged cough.

With the determination to improve the current situation of TB diagnosis and treatment to save more lives, VinBrain and FIT have collaborated to write and release a white paper on "Utilizing AI in reading Chest X-rays for TB screening in Vietnam".

The white paper provides an overview of the current situation of TB diagnosis and screening in Vietnam, and introduces the AI model developed by VinBrain which helps improve the accuracy in reading Chest X-rays for TB diagnosis and screening. The solution has been developed via several steps including system design, data collection and labeling, pre-processing and model training, model evaluation, model deployment and monitoring.

To develop the AI model, VinBrain utilized the Cloud Computing platform of Microsoft Windows Azure. On Windows Azure, VinBrain has built, deployed, and managed the model applications through Microsoft's global datacenters. In total, more than 500,000 TB X-ray images from Vietnam, India and China were collected. After filtering out the poor-quality images, 185,486 images were cleaned for model training, evaluation and testing. The AI model v1 for TB diagnosis and screening developed by VinBrain (launched on January 5, 2021) achieved a sensitivity of 86% and a specificity of up to 96.1 %.

Tuberculosis Classification Approach

"The white paper on utilizing AI in TB diagnosis and screening has harnessed new tools and technologies to improve the current situation of the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, which has been considered to be 'incurable'. Technological solutions will help Vietnam to achieve its national goal of ending TB by 2030. This not only reflects Vingroup's determination to build a better society, but also affirms its right strategy of investing in industry and high technology," - Mr. Steven Truong, CEO of VinBrain, said.

VinBrain has integrated the AI model for TB diagnosis and screening into DrAid - its "Doctor Assistant". DrAid is an AI-powered product which can detect 21 abnormalities and diseases of heart - lung - bone with an average accuracy of over 88% within 5 seconds, and auto-generate medical reports. Thanks to this integration, the AI model can diagnose TB disease simultaneously with other lung diseases and abnormalities.

Doctors can now use DrAid to detect and screen TB by uploading X-ray images directly from the X-ray machines to the system and receiving diagnostic suggestions by AI.

Chest X-ray (CXR) is an effective and cost-effecient tool for TB diagnostic and classification. Hence, utilizing AI in reading CXR will help find and treat more persons with TB, and thereby cut down community transmission./.

Share:

News Related

FORBES VIỆT NAM: TRỢ LÝ ẢO CỦA BÁC SĨ Calendar 07/10/2021

FORBES VIET NAM: AI DOCTOR ASSISTANT

The medical technology product DrAid, a virtual assistant for doctors, is VinBrain's first step in...
View More
ICTNews: Calendar 01/10/2021

ICTNEWS : "WE NEED URGENT IMPLEMENTATION OF SANDBOX...

According to VinBrain, Vietnamese technology companies have many favorable conditions to catch up with advanced...
View More
VINBRAIN DONATES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR COVID-19 TREATMENT TO HUE CENTRAL HOSPITAL AND UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER HO CHI MINH CITY Calendar 13/09/2021

VINBRAIN DONATES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR COVID-19 TREATMENT TO...

On September 10th, VinBrain has donated 02 electrocardiogram machines and 02 electric syringe pumps to...
View More
VINBRAIN WAS HONERED AT THE 2021 ACM SIGAI INDUSTRY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CEREMONY Calendar 27/08/2021

VINBRAIN WAS HONORED AT THE 2021 ACM SIGAI...

On August 25, 2021, the ACM SIGAI Industry Award Ceremony 2021 officially took place at...
View More
VINBRAIN AND STANFORD UNIVERSITY JOINED TO LAUNCH CHEXPHOTO COMPETITION FOR CHEST X-RAYS INTERPRETATION BY AI Calendar 27/08/2021

VINBRAIN AND STANFORD UNIVERSITY JOINED TO LAUNCH CHEXPHOTO...

In order to encourage the development of deep-learning AI models with high accuracy when reading...
View More
VINBRAIN COOPERATES WITH VINMEC TO SUCCESSFULLY DEPLOY A FREE CHEST X-RAY PROGRAM FOR EARLY DETECTION OF COVID-19 AT QUARANTINE CAMPS OF BAC GIANG AND HO CHI MINH CITY Calendar 16/08/2021

VINBRAIN COOPERATES WITH VINMEC TO SUCCESSFULLY DEPLOY A...

Starting from May 28th, 2021, VinBrain has continuously established volunteer teams along with Vinmec Hospital...
View More
VINBRAIN DÀNH CHIẾN THẮNG GIẢI THƯỞNG QUỐC TẾ CÔNG NGHIỆP ACM SIGAI 2021 Calendar 13/07/2021

VINBRAIN WINS ACM SIGAI INDUSTRY AWARD 2021 FOR...

The 2021 ACM SIGAI Industry Award for Excellence in Artificial Intelligence Industry Award is granted...
View More

Top

Share