AI based Covid-19 detection tool that can be fully integrated to the existing hospital infrastructure
The scarcity of Covid-19 ‘Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction’ (RT-PCR) test kits is further compounded by the long turn-around time for test results with high (about 30-40%) false negatives. Hence, there is a need for ancillary Covid-19 diagnostic tools for selecting high-risk patients for RT-PCR testing or re-testing and isolating them while waiting for the test results. Wipro’s fully automatic Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool detects Covid-19, pneumonia and normal cases from chest X-ray or CT-scan images.
This Covid-19 detection AI tool can detect within 5 seconds per image. The detection accuracy achieved is more than 95% with false negatives as low as 2%. This AI tool can be fully integrated into the existing hospital infrastructure including the hospital’s ‘Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine’ (DICOM) system and ‘Electronic Medical Records’ (EMR) system through ‘Health Level-7’ (HL7).