Gliwice: Artificial intelligence in COVID-19 diagnostics – subsidy of PLN 5 million

The project of the City Hospital No. 4 in Gliwice and the Silesian University of Technology is co-financed by the National Center for Research and Development. This is the first initiative of this type aimed at reducing the time needed to describe a CT scan, detecting clinically unsuspected COVID-19 cases and providing additional information on the basis of which it will be possible to improve the existing or create new diagnostic schemes.

By analyzing CT and clinical data, artificial intelligence systems are able to provide clinical predictions that can help doctors in their daily work. In addition, the information obtained as a result of segmentation will allow for a quantitative comparison of morphological changes found not only in COVID-19, but also in other diseases, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

A special database will be created at the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science of the Silesian University of Technology under the supervision of prof. Joanna Polańska. – The most important idea is to support the medical staff who face completely new challenges in the face of the pandemic. Artificial intelligence systems can be available around the clock, constantly because they do not show fatigue or weakness – adds prof. Joanna Polańska.

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