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Groundbreaking AI Solution Automatically Detects Abnormalities in Chest X-Rays

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 24 Oct 2023
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Image: DeepTek.ai has secured US FDA clearance for its CXR Analyzer chest X-ray AI solution (Photo courtesy of 123RF)
Image: DeepTek.ai has secured US FDA clearance for its CXR Analyzer chest X-ray AI solution (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

In the medical imaging landscape where around 1.5 billion of the world's 3.5 billion X-rays every year are of the chest, accurate analysis is crucial. Artificial intelligence (AI) can play an important role in improving the accuracy of medical imaging analysis, particularly given the shortage of radiologists. Now, a revolutionary AI solution that uses deep learning algorithms to detect abnormalities in chest X-rays could become a game changer. The technology automatically identifies, categorizes, and highlights suspicious areas, assisting medical professionals in making accurate assessments while reducing their workload.

DeepTek Medical Imaging’s (Maharashtra, India) Chest X-ray AI differs from traditional point AI solutions which identify a specific pathology due to its ability to cover the entire chest area. It offers insights into a wide array of issues, including those related to the lungs, pleura, heart, and even foreign objects or hardware in the chest area. This solution works seamlessly with a variety of X-ray devices, ranging from those in hospitals to mobile, portable, handheld, and ultra-portable units. This adaptability makes it a highly versatile tool. The AI technology speeds up the decision-making process by detecting and locating suspicious lesions in chest X-rays that are essential for diagnosing conditions like lung infections, cancers, and chronic lung diseases. Already, more than half a million individuals have been screened for tuberculosis using DeepTek's Chest X-ray Analyzer.

"DeepTek CXR Analyzer v1.0 is a game-changer, reducing radiologist workload by an impressive 30-50%,” said Dr. Amit Kharat, Co-Founder of DeepTek.ai. “With FDA clearance, we're not only accessing the vast US healthcare market but also impacting lives globally. By swiftly identifying lung abnormalities and offering precise mapping, we're unlocking a world of possibilities for improved outcomes across various medical specialties."

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