Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become omnipresent in healthcare
, evident in commonplace devices like Fitbits that track steps and sleep patterns.
On a grander scale, Mumbai-based Qure.ai
utilizes AI to detect 24 markers in chest X-rays, including indications for COVID-19 infection.
"Over the past three years, we've trained our AI to automatically interpret chest X-rays, discerning unconventional from conventional, and identifying the location of any detected negative health markers- all within a minute," says CEO and Co-Founder Prashant Warier. Qure.ai's algorithm has learned from over 7 million scans to differentiate patterns, explains Rohit Ghosh, founding member at Qure.ai.
Qure.ai's machine learning solution, qXR, is designed to detect pulmonary issues, including diseases like tuberculosis.
Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic and testing kit shortage, qXR can rapidly identify and prioritize individuals requiring immediate testing or self-isolation, maximizing resource utilization.
Since its COVID-19 adaptation's launch in March, qXR has been implemented in over 40 locations worldwide, including Mumbai, where the Municipal Corporation has adopted the cost-effective solution to assist frontline healthcare professionals.