Tuesday, February 20, 2018

AI Modernizes 60-Year-Old Test for Assessing Kids’ Growth

Doctors Alexander Bilbily and Mark Cicero spent years training to be radiologists. But the two believe their biggest impact will be outside their medical offices. Bilbily and Cicero are founders of 16 Bit, a Toronto-based startup that intends to reinvent radiology with GPU-accelerated deep learning. The 18-month-old company recently took a big step in that direction by beating about 50 teams to win the Radiology Society of North America pediatric bone age competition. The contest, designed to show how AI could be applied to medical imaging, challenged competitors to modernize the decades-old test now used to assess children’s growth.