Artificial intelligence helps to detect osteoporosis and coronary heart disease

June 8

In June, Moscow radiologists will start using artificial intelligence algorithms to detect osteoporosis and signs of coronary heart disease on computed tomography. And during the year, new technologies will be used in 13 medical examination areas.

"The appearance of artificial intelligence-based services in the Moscow's healthcare organizations in new medical examination areas is the result of the systematic development of a single digital healthcare platform. Now the technologies help to analyze four medical examination areas in the framework of the Moscow experiment. By the end of 2021, we plan to offer doctors new tools that will help their work. So, doctors will have access to algorithms for processing nine more new medical examination areas," Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Moscow Mayor for Social Development, said.

According to her, artificial intelligence will be used to analyze CT/LDCT of the chest organs to diagnose lung emphysema, thoracic aortic aneurysm and pulmonary hypertension, CT and MRI of the brain to diagnose strokes, malignant tumors, disseminated sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, MRI of the lumbosacral spine to detect hernias, protrusions, stenosis, radiography of the musculoskeletal system to diagnose arthrosis, flat feet, fractures of limbs and vertebrae, as well as chest scans on CT/LDCT for the diagnosis of osteoporosis and signs of coronary heart disease. Services for the analysis of the last two medical examination areas will appear in the capital's clinics in June. "It is important that we openly attract innovations: we do not develop computer vision systems ourselves, but invite developers, integrate these solutions with a single digital platform, check the accuracy of services, and only the best of them we implement in the daily practice of the entire network," Anastasia Rakova said.

The operating principle of artificial intelligence remains the same: the algorithms process the image before the doctor examines it, and the areas that require increased attention are highlighted in color so that the specialist will not miss them.

Moscow started using innovative methods for analyzing medical images in 2020. The city began to attract for the project the innovative companies, which create and implement high technologies in the social sphere. Artificial intelligence services have been integrated into a unified radiological information service (URIS). They can be used by radiologists of all medical institutions connected to the URIS.

The implementation of such solutions was made possible thanks to a single digital healthcare platform, which was developed and is still developing by the Moscow Social Development Complex and the Department of Information Technologies.


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