American scientists claim to have created an artificial intelligence capable of analyzing the medical results of any patient and classifying them according to the high or low risks that he or she incurs to have a heart attack in the future close.
Bsoon progress in health thanks to artificial intelligence? In any case, this is what researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center suggest. As we report Slatethe team from the American hospital has developed an artificial intelligence capable of precisely measuring the deposits in the arteries of the heart.
Improve speed and reliability in diagnosis
So far, the best tool physicians have for auscultating patients with heart disease is CTA (for computed tomography angiography, also known as CT angiography)an examination that involves injecting a product into the patient’s bloodstream so that the condition of their blood vessels can be observed more clearly using an X-ray scanner.
Right here, artificial intelligence would make it faster : “ When analysis of CTA images takes a specialist thirty minutes, this program could do it in five or six seconds », explains Damini Dey, one of the authors of the study on this promising new technology. Even better, the diagnosis would gain in reliability since artificial intelligence would be able to predict whether, in the next five years, a patient has a high or low risk of having a heart attack. As you will have understood, better anticipation of the risks of each and everyone would therefore make it possible to be more effective once any support may be necessary.
Conclusions of artificial intelligence almost identical to those of doctors
Concretely, to achieve this tool, the scientists trained an algorithm to recognize deposits in blood vessels using data from CTAs of more than 900 patients. The algorithm was then tested on the cases of several hundred other patients and provided, each time, results almost identical to the conclusions of the doctors. It is from all of this stored data that scientists have discovered that artificial intelligence can even classify any patient or patient into two categories.
Note, however, that the CTA being, still today, an expensive exam, and therefore not very accessible, there is a good chance that the same will be true, at least initially, for the exam. using this new technology.
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Anyway, all that remains is to find a way to motivate yourself to visit your doctor more regularly for a routine check-up, hoping that you don’t need artificial intelligence for that.
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