Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) approved a study of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to determine COVID-related illness.

The project is titled “A Retrospective Study on the Accuracy of AI-Powered Reading of Chest X-Ray in the Diagnosis of COVID-19 Pneumonia in a Tertiary Hospital (CHERISH)”.

It aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered chest x-ray reading for COVID-19 pneumonia, using the clinical data of all patients admitted at a tertiary hospital during the pandemic from March 1 to April 30.

Under the leadership of Dr. Beatrice Tiango, the Medical City in Pasig will implement the project for four months with an approved budget of P579, 695.

“This was done since there were those who are asking the effectiveness of this I-powered chest x-ray reading for COVID-19 pneumonia,” Secretary dela Pena said.

Once assessed, the application may help radiologists in identifying pulmonary abnormalities, such as darkened patches associated with viral pneumonia.



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