Using X-Rays to Train AI for Medical Diagnostics

Machine learning tools promises faster deliverance and improved accuracy of medical diagnostics. A team of researchers from Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at University of Toronto has designed a new and effective training program for AI specifically created for diagnostics purposes,

By using large data set of X-ray images which shows medical conditions, the team trained the machine learning’s neural network to distinguish the ailments on other X-ray images. But producing massive amount of data about rare medical conditions is impossible. To solve this challenge, they generated artificial X-rays through deep convolutional generative adversarial network, also known as DCGAN. The combined organic and synthetic X-rays images promote better and deeper AI understanding of medical conditions.

The training resulted to raise of 20% analysis accuracy on common diseases and 40% analysis accuracy on rare conditions; another medical discovery through technology aiming to improve humanity’s health.

Reference: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180706150816.htm

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