With artificial intelligence, a new technology for detecting congenital diseases in fetuses
With artificial intelligence
  • Ai
  • 20 July, 2022

A team of scientists in Canada has developed a new technology based on artificial intelligence that can detect a type of congenital disease in fetuses.

How does this technology work? A team of researchers in Canada has developed an artificial intelligence technology that can detect the infection of wet tumors that cause a blockage in the lymphatic system of the fetus by analyzing ultrasound images. It is reported that this disease is considered a serious and life-threatening disease because it leads to fluid accumulation in the head and neck area of ​​the fetus.

Although doctors can diagnose this birth defect in fetuses by examining ultrasound images, the research team from the Canadian University of Ottawa aimed to test the ability of artificial intelligence systems to detect this dangerous disease. The research team fed the artificial intelligence system with ultrasound images of about 120 fetuses with the disease, and the system was able to accurately identify cases of wet tumor disease after comparing the images of patients with images of healthy fetuses.

And the website “Medical Express” quoted researcher Mark Walker from the University of Ottawa College of Medicine as saying that “the artificial intelligence system was wonderful, as it was able to diagnose the disease despite being fed a limited number of ultrasound images for the purpose of training.”

After achieving these results, which were reported in the scientific journal “PLOS ONE”, the research team hopes to employ this technique in diagnosing other types of birth defects in fetuses by analyzing ultrasound images.


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