Coronavirus, at Campus Biomedico answers in 20 seconds thanks to artificial intelligence’artificial intelligence
In Lazio, at Policlinico Campus Bio-Medico, the first hospital in Europe with an early detection and monitoring system against the virus. Based on lung Tc image analysis, successfully used in Wuhan hospitals in China, has 98.5% reliability.
Helping hospitals manage ICU beds, contribute to the resilience of the system and improve its efficiency and appropriateness.
Polyclinic makes this important artificial intelligence system available to all health facilities in Lazio and nationwide. Radiologies at other nosocomals will be able to provide diagnostic images of their patients and receive feedback from Campus Bio-Medical radiologists.
Policlinico Campus Bio-Medico first hospital in Europe to use this method
Policlinico Campus Bio-Medico, of the Lazio Regional Health System Network, is the first hospital in Europe to acquire the artificial intelligence system used in Wuhan Hospitals (China) for early diagnosis and monitoring of Covid-19 pneumonia. Artificial intelligence system can provide an answer in 20 seconds from analysis of lung CT images. The reliability rate is 98.5 percent and has been tested with complete success on blinded anonymized patients by radiology physicians at Policlinico Campus Bio-Medico, led by the Director of the UOC of Diagnostic Imaging Prof.
Carlo Cosimo Quattrocchi and the director of the Imaging Center Prof. Carlo Cosimo Quattrocchi. Bruno Beomonte Zobel.
Chinese engineers, from the European company that came up with the technological solution, worked hard with Policlinico Campus Bio-Medico staff to install the artificial intelligence system and together developed it to suit Italian needs.
The artificial intelligence-based application, in addition to providing the immediate answer on the type of pneumonia (viral from Covid-19 vs. other diseases such as bacterial pneumonia, bpco, etc.), is able to calculate the volume of lung compromise expressed in cubic cm and thus provide an assessment of prognosis, improvement or worsening of the patient’s situation.
Focusing data on coronavirus of will have more knowledge
In this emergency situation, Policlinico Campus Bio-Medico is making this important system of massive analysis of CT diagnostic tests available to all facilities in Lazio and nationwide. Indeed, it will be sufficient for hospitals throughout the territory to digitally provide patients’ lung CT images, and the Imaging Center and Diagnostic Imaging team at Policlinico Campus Bio-Medico will provide the structured feedback from the artificial intelligence system. Focusing the reading of the data will promote learning by the system for increasingly accurate performance and help to get the picture of the evolution of the infection in an increasingly targeted and timely manner.
This system-which the Campus Bio-Medical University of Rome and its Polyclinic will help to implement on the research front for an ever-increasing knowledge of the new virus-allows the immediate exclusion of pathological situations that have nothing to do with Covid-19 and that can be treated in a targeted and timely manner, activating alerts for any patients infected with the virus, bringing them immediately to the attention of the physician, who is responsible for in-depth diagnostic.
Lazio Region Health Councillor Alessio D’Amato
“Good the initiative brought forward by Campus Bio-Medical University that is being made available to the entire regional network to fight the virus. We have already made available,” comments Lazio Region Health Councillor Alessio D’Amato, “our computer platform ‘Advice’ that connects all regional emergency rooms so that there can be a rapid transmission of images and consequently a diagnosis with the risk of pneumonia. The Lazio Health System confirms itself as an important reference point in the fight against COVID-19.”.
“Campus Bio-Medico,” stresses Campus Bio-Medico University Polyclinic General Director Paolo Sormani – “is at the forefront of the Covid-19 emergency on two complementary fronts: both for its commitment as a university in epidemiological and phylogenetic research and in the Polyclinic with the day and night work of the analytical laboratory to give timely answers to the numerous swabs of the ASL Roma 6 of the Castelli Romani, and for the fundamental function of providing medical and surgical care to “non-Covid” patients, with indications that cannot be deferred but can no longer be managed by Covid hospitals, thus contributing to giving health answers to citizens and relieving the other facilities in the region focused on the care of patients positive for the virus.”.
“This innovation activated within the Policlinico Universitario Campus Bio-Medico,” highlight the Director of the UOC of Imaging Diagnostics, Carlo Cosimo Quattrocchi, and the Director of the Imaging Center, Bruno Beomonte Zobel, “opens up very significant perspectives in the current emergency situation, allowing the processing of a mass of data that would otherwise be impossible to analyze, improving the appropriateness of therapies and freeing up valuable places in intensive care from patients who do not need. But the system, which we will help develop based on European data and which is also prodromal to an evolution in radiomics, also creates a tipping point for the coming months, when, once the emergency has passed, we hope that Covid-19 cases will become more sporadic and therefore more difficult to identify.”.