The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, causing unprecedented system disruption and confronting healthcare professionals around the world with clinical and operational challenges. We believe the COVID-19 pandemic will significantly change healthcare systems. Specifically, it will serve as a catalyst for the development of more effective, efficient and, above all, more humane medicine.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 is caused by the severe-acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov2) and has a high case fatality rate of up to 4%.1 Common symptoms include fever, dry cough and breathing problems. In severe cases, COVID-19 can cause pneumonia and multiple organ failure. Due to a highly efficient replication and the infectious nature of the disease, tools for rapid testing and evaluation are vital to track and mitigate the spread.
At Siemens Healthineers we understand the urgency and complexity for healthcare systems and providers to handle this situation. In a collaborative approach along with our research network and partners, we have developed a CT Pneumonia Analysis algorithm2.
AI Covid-19 Symposium
At the digital European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2020, Professor Martine Remy-Jardin, Professor Philippe Grenier and Dr. Dorin Comaniciu (VP Artificial Intelligence at Siemens Healthineers) participated at the symposium “The future of lung disease assessment: How a global pandemic, international collaboration and rapid AI development are creating a ‘new normal’”. They talked on the topics of
- Interstitial lung diseases (ILD): from visual analysis of CT scans to quantitative CT approaches (Professor Martine Remy-Jardin)
- Chest CT in COVID-19 Pneumonia: Automatic Quantification versus Visual Assessment by Radiologists (Professor Philippe Grenier)
- AI COVID-19 – Joint efforts towards precision medicine (Dr. Dorin Comaniciu)
Watch the recording of the symposium and active discussion to receive insights on, overcoming the challenges radiologists face in daily practice, AI-based Automatic Quantification and the research algorithm CT Pneumonia Analysis².