Artificial Intelligence-enabled rapid diagnosis of patients with COVID-19
Mei X, Lee HC, (...), Yang Y.
Nat Med. 2020. DOI: 10.1038/s41591-020-0931-3.
An AI system can help to rapidly diagnose COVID-19 patients.
- Rapid detection of patients with COVID-19 is vital because an initial false negative could delay treatment and increase risk of viral transmission to others.
- With a higher AUC, the joint model integrating CT images and associated clinical information outperformed the model trained on CT images only.
- The AI system could be implemented as a rapid diagnostic tool to flag patients with suspected COVID-19 infection, when CT images and/or clinical information are available, and radiologists could review these suspected cases identified by AI with a higher priority.