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uAI Platform Brings Future of Intelligent Medicine Closer

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 26 Apr 2018
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Image: The uAI Smart Reviewer is designed to highlight suspected lesions, providing doctors with greater confidence in decision-making and higher efficiency (Photo courtesy of United Imaging Healthcare).
Image: The uAI Smart Reviewer is designed to highlight suspected lesions, providing doctors with greater confidence in decision-making and higher efficiency (Photo courtesy of United Imaging Healthcare).
United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) (Shanghai, China) has unveiled its new uAI platform, besides introducing three intelligent advanced medical equipment and 10 intelligent diagnostic applications.

At the Inaugural United Innovation Summit (uInnovation) held in Shanghai on April 11, 2018, UIH, along with its subsidiary United Imaging Intelligence, presented its open AI platform involving different product lines that will enable imaging and radiotherapy equipment, alongside the uCloud which will assist doctors in efficient and precise diagnosis and treatment. In addition, the company plans to build a friendly and open AI ecosystem based on the uAI platform.

UIH develops and produces a full portfolio of advanced medical products covering the entire process of imaging diagnosis and treatment, and offers innovative medical IT solutions. United Imaging Intelligence has released 10 intelligent diagnostic applications, including the uAI-equipped aortic VOI detection application and the uAI Smart Reviewer, as well as three intelligent advanced medical imaging devices, including uCT 528, uCS 1.5T MR and Intelligent Digital PET-CT.

The uAI-equipped aortic VOI detection application can automatically generate multiple VOIs on the human aorta, enabling automatic extraction of the curve for drug concentration in patients' blood vessels over time from the corresponding PET images, generation of input data, and combination of different VOIs. This allows the application to be used for whole-body parametric imaging studies as well as special studies of the key organs such as the brain, lungs, liver, and kidneys.

The uAI Smart Reviewer, which is backed by data from 200,000 cases, carries out pre-reading of chest X-rays based on deep learning algorithms, providing highly-sensitive, accurate, and rapid screening and isolation of abnormal images. The uAI Smart Reviewer can highlight suspected lesions, providing doctors with greater confidence in decision-making and higher efficiency.

Based on United Imaging's independently developed 3D image deep learning engine, model optimization in uAI's automatic organ outlining significantly reduces resource consumption during operation of the algorithm. With it, doctors can complete an organ's outline in an average of 0.7 seconds without the need for complicated operations, as well as significantly improve their accuracy.

uCT 528, one of the three intelligent advanced medical imaging devices, helps boost efficiency in CT scanning scenarios. The uCT 528 confirms the positioning of patients of different genders, ages, and scanning positions through facial recognition, enabling one-button automatic positioning. This improves efficiency, accuracy and standardization of positioning, thus ensuring overall diagnosis quality. Currently the application can handle 70% of the body positions involved in daily CT scanning.

Based on its uAI platform, UIH plans to introduce compressive sensing and iterative reconstruction algorithms combined with deep learning to create a fully intelligent "robot" DR product that will allow doctors to instantly acquire diagnostic reports simply with the push of a button on the scanner.

"We will bring in new partners to set up AI training classes to help doctors learn more about AI. We will cooperate with partners to create new AI products and help doctors be pioneers in the field of AI," said Sean Zhou, co-CEO of United Imaging Intelligence. "We will open up AI platforms to support doctors in developing and releasing their own AI products. We firmly believe that only by allowing more doctors to join us and cooperate with us on AI development can we do battle against the tens of thousands of diseases assailing mankind."

"uAI is a friendly AI platform that empowers a full line of imaging equipment, United Imaging's uCloud, as well as doctors themselves," said Dinggang Shen co-CEO of United Imaging Intelligence. "We will do our best to help our partners make friends with AI. AI won't replace doctors, but doctors who know about AI will replace those who don't."

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