Thursday, December 12, 2019

AI Accelerates Blood Cell Analysis at Taiwan’s Largest Hospital

Blood tests tell doctors about the function of key organs, and can reveal countless medical conditions, including heart disease, anemia and cancer. At major hospitals, the number of blood cell images awaiting analysis can be overwhelming. With over 10,000 beds and more than 8 million outpatient visits annually, Taiwan’s Chang Gung Memorial Hospital collects at least a million blood cell images each year. Its clinicians must be on hand 24/7, since blood analysis is key in the emergency department. To improve its efficiency and accuracy, the health care network — with seven hospitals across the island — is adopting deep learning tools developed on AI-Ready Infrastructure, or AIRI.