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Stopping the pandemic of viral pneumonia's 

Another tool in the armamentarium

Apart from the clinical symptoms, chest x-ray can be a tool to diagnose viral pneumonia's. The chest x-ray has always been the front line modality in screening patients once patients are detected with fever or chest symptoms. 

Chest x-rays have been used for follow up of patients with signs of viral pneumonia.  The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) of 2002 and the H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak in the year 2015 are examples. 

 

Coronavirus (Covid 19) is one such viral pneumonia which can be effortlessly screened using new technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI can augment human imaging experts making their job faster and reduce stress. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used in the diagnosis of pneumonia in radiographs. It can with ease flag and triage all studies of pneumonia irrespective of the cause - bacterial or viral. AI assisted screening can enhance the workflow and assist in instant decision making through a faster triage process. Patients can be subsequently followed up with further investigations which can be either other an laboratory test or CT scans of the chest. 

If you would like to assess the pneumonia detection toolkit using AI assisted triage write back to us.