COVID-19 The role of Visualization and AI

The world is gripped by the Coronavirus pandemic. Across the globe, we are witnessing scenes which we never imagined to encounter. Our healthcare systems are being put under test like never before. The global health care apparatus is facing tremendous pressure and certain regions are more gravely hit.

This pandemic also makes it clear why we should focus more of our attention towards telehealth imaging and advanced tech-based healthcare solutions such as those making use of Visualization and AI. What potential do Zero-Latency-based solutions hold in this regard? Can Visualization and AI and other related technologies help us build resilient healthcare systems that can tackle situations similar to the present Covid-19 pandemic?

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What the Coronavirus has taught us

We do not have a vaccine or medicine to combat Covid-19 which spreads at an exponential rate. The best thing that can be done is social distancing (minimizing person-to-person interactions). People have even been instructed to avoid hospital visits except for medical issues of a serious or fatal nature.

As a consequence of this many people are facing inconveniences including pain and discomfort.

In this way, the pandemic has made us aware that we need healthcare solutions that can help us combat situations in which conventional hospital visits are not possible.

Another aspect that Covid-19 has laid bare is the need to conduct rapid and reliable testing or diagnosis of novel diseases. Quick and efficient diagnosis is one of the few strategies that can be adapted to control such situations. For example South Korea’s Successful Battle To Flatten The Curve.

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Bringing healthcare to homes

We need to be able to bring efficient healthcare to homes, especially in such situations. The only solution is a powerful technology-based intervention. Advanced Zero-Latency-based online solutions and other telehealth imaging options can help us ensure that people do not have to leave their homes nor compromise on their healthcare requirements.

Covid-19 and other disease detection through advanced medical imaging

Zero-Latency-based medical imaging solutions can be leveraged for much more than one normal assumes. They can be used for early and efficient detection of viral infections and other diseases. With the right technology medical imaging can be utilized for early detection of the Corona virus infection in patients as well. Combining this with cloud computing solutions allows for the radiologists from far off locations to ease the pressure on the healthcare systems of most severely affected regions.

This allows for faster and efficient diagnosis. It also brings down the risks of the virus being transmitted to healthcare professionals. The overall spread of the virus can also be contained.

It’s not the virus that kills but the reaction of our immune system that dumps exudate in the lung and drowns the person.

LifeVoxel.AI is assisting testing by remote physicians via instant access and clarity with just 4G and phone. These are images from using LifeVoxel.AI system showing the clumps of exudate in the lung.

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Exudate is a mass of cells and fluid that has seeped out of blood vessels or an organ, especially in inflammation. The fluid can drown the person when it is excreted in to the lung cavity. It is a clear, straw-colored liquid produced by the body in response to tissue damage. If you puncture a blister the fluid that escapes is exudate. If the fluid is discolored or cloudy, it is a strong indication that there is infection in the wound; aka pus.

What LifeVoxel.AI offers

LifeVoxel.AI offers a zero-latency medical imaging solution that combines the most advanced pieces of technology. LifeVoxel.AI is receiving medical imaging data from worldwide to incorporate in machine learning and application in speeding up testing of corona virus using AI. It has invested tremendously in cutting-edge AI.

LifeVoxel.AI possesses a state-of-the-art cloud computing solution that is constantly upgraded in sync with the latest developments. Powered by GPU, Cloud computing and AI technology, LifeVoxel.AI allows for top-quality medical imaging with the option for real-time high-grade remote visualization. Predictive buffering technology makes sure that radiologists can conduct efficient diagnosis based on cloud shared files.

LifeVoxel.AI’s solutions can be used to efficiently diagnose infections such as those of the coronavirus via X-rays and CT scans of lungs. Access to scan is immediate including on phone due to proprietary patented server-side visualization over Internet that requires no download of data or specialized workstation.

Tele radiologist can be accessed anywhere using LifeVoxel.AI without a workstation requirement and just with a web browser to provide medical imaging diagnosis of corona virus. The company’s solution is approved by the FDA and enjoys HIPAA compliance. With years of investment and dedicated work, it has attained unparalleled excellence in handling and increasing access to high volume data with maximum convenience.

The HIPAA compliant teleconferencing and screen sharing capabilities enables stakeholders in healthcare to interact with each other to provide care for patients in an unprecedented manner. Such technologies are going to be pivotal in the years to come. More needs to be done to support the work of firms such as LifeVoxel.AI and ensure that we make maximum utilization of the advanced technology in the field of medical imaging and healthcare.

References

  1. Digital health: In age of coronavirus, demand for telemedicine surges
    https://journalrecord.com/2020/03/26/digital-health-in-age-of-coronavirus-demand-for-telemedicine-surges/
  2. Artificial Intelligence Distinguishes COVID-19 from Community Acquired Pneumonia on Chest CT
    https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiol.2020200905
  3. A neural network can help spot Covid-19 in chest x-rays
    https://www-technologyreview-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.technologyreview.com/s/615399/coronavirus-neural-network-can-help-spot-covid-19-in-chest-x-ray-pneumonia/amp/
  4. This is how South Korea flattened its coronavirus curve
    South Korea’s COVID-19 infection rates have been falling for two weeks thanks to a rigorous testing regime and clear public information.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/how-south-korea-flattened-its-coronavirus-curve-n1167376

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