November 17, 2020 — at the 27th National Congress of Radiology (ccr2020) of the Chinese Medical Association, an influential academic feast in the medical field, sensetime, the world’s leading artificial intelligence platform company, made its debut, and launched sensecare? Liver intelligent clinical solution and sensecare? Heart coronary intelligent clinical solution at the Shangtang theme forum 。 These two solutions respectively provide artificial intelligence film reading assistance for liver enhanced CT and cardiac CTA images to help doctors quickly locate lesions and provide rich qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Many top experts from the medical industry attended the Shangtang theme forum. Professor Jin Zhengyu, chairman of the radiology branch of the Chinese Medical Association and director of the Department of radiology of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, said, “the two solutions launched by Shangtang science and technology this time reflect the inevitable trend of the combination of production, teaching, research and application, and are expected to help doctors solve many practical clinical problems.” In addition, Professor Chen Min, vice chairman of Radiology branch of Chinese Medical Association and director of Radiology Department of Beijing hospital, hopes that Shangtang technology can continue to deepen cooperation with radiologists, and jointly develop more AI applications, so as to benefit doctors and patients. Professor Hong Nan, chairman and Secretary General of Radiology branch of Chinese Medical Association, assistant president and director of Radiology Department of Peking University People’s Hospital, also expressed his expectation that these two solutions will bring substantial help to clinical diagnosis and treatment.

(news photo: Zhongfang annual meeting Shangtang science and technology theme forum)

Breakthrough single phase, limited disease, AI in clinical application of liver diagnosis and treatment

In the diagnosis and efficacy evaluation of liver cancer, imaging diagnosis is of great significance. However, due to the large number of abdominal organs and complex structure, doctors often need to switch back and forth in different phases of liver images in order to conduct a comprehensive and accurate analysis and diagnosis. In this regard, Professor Song bin, Deputy Secretary General of the Radiology Association Branch of the Chinese Medical Association and director of the Department of radiology of West China Hospital of Sichuan University, also pointed out in the Shangtang theme forum that due to the different scanning layer thickness of liver images, as well as the diversity of lesions and diseases with the same image, it has brought great challenges to the diagnosis and treatment. In fact, the progress of AI in the field of liver diagnosis and treatment in the industry has always been in a single phase and limited disease, which is difficult to meet the requirements of clinical application.

Sensecare ®️ The liver intelligent clinical solution enables medical workers to complete the whole process of diagnosis and treatment from liver image reading to preoperative evaluation with the help of AI, showing the industry’s breakthrough advantages of multi-phase automatic registration, detection, analysis and evaluation integration. This solution can automatically match CT plain scan and enhanced multi-phase images, accurately detect and segment multi-phase focal lesions in seconds, and automatically calculate the degree of lesion danger and liver surface abnormalities, so as to provide comprehensive film reading assistance for imaging doctors with rich qualitative and quantitative multi-dimensional analysis. In addition, the scheme has highly stable and fluent automatic real-time rendering function of liver structure, tumor and blood vessel, which shortens the original complex three-dimensional reconstruction time from one hour to one minute, helps surgeons evaluate the operation scheme more fully before operation, and makes image data play a greater role in clinical treatment.

(news photo: Shangtang technology sensecare) ®️ Liver intelligent clinical solution (Run Run Shaw Hospital)

Currently, sensecare ®️ The liver intelligent clinical solution has been put into use in Run Run Shaw Hospital Affiliated to Medical College of Zhejiang University, seamlessly embedded in the doctor’s film reading workflow. Professor Hu Hongjie, director of Radiology Department of our hospital, said in this activity, “liver imaging diagnosis and treatment is not only a heavy workload, but also very difficult. The application of AI technology not only reduces the mechanical workload of doctors, but also can accurately prompt the key indications, reduce the risk of missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis, and accelerate the accumulation of doctors’ film reading experience in liver diseases. ” In addition, the solution is also implemented in West China Hospital of Sichuan University, which creatively realizes the whole process management of imaging for liver diseases, so as to better guide the treatment and recovery of liver cancer patients, and provide strong help for coping with liver cancer, the fourth most lethal cancer in the world.

AI can shorten the diagnosis process of cardiovascular disease

At present, the morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular disease are still on the rise in China. “As an important means of diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular CT angiography (CTA) has been widely used in clinical practice because of its advantages of convenience and non-invasive.” Professor Wang Yining, deputy director of the Department of radiology of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, gave an interview at the Shangtang theme forum. However, in the current CTA examination process, doctors need to carry out complex post-processing reconstruction of CTA images, and the reconstruction process requires a lot of manual interaction, which makes the single case data reconstruction time more than 20 minutes, which affects the efficiency of doctors to read the film and report.

Shangtang technology sensecare ®️ Based on CTA scanning data, the intelligent clinical solution of heart and coronary artery can automatically complete the quantitative grading of heart segmentation, coronary artery segmentation, centerline extraction, plaque detection and typing, etc., and provide flexible interactive display of heart and blood vessels from any angle and in a variety of reconstruction methods. In addition, it can automatically arrange film and generate structured reports, with the industry-leading high efficiency and full automation The process helps doctors improve their work efficiency. In this regard, Professor Wang Yining mentioned that “with the blessing of AI, the whole CTA process has realized higher quality automatic process processing, helping doctors make diagnosis more comprehensively and efficiently, so as to really improve the diagnosis and treatment ability of cardiovascular diseases in underdeveloped areas and primary medical institutions with shortage of medical resources.”

As the first application of sensecare ®️ The efficiency of CTA film reading in Changzhou Second People’s Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University has been significantly improved. In this activity, Professor Pan Changjie, director of the medical imaging department and nuclear medicine department of the hospital, said that in the past, it usually took 15-20 minutes for the diagnosis of a single coronary artery case from the doctor to read the film to issue the report. After the product is applied to the film reading process, it only takes 3-5 minutes from the data loading to the final film printing. According to the calculation that our hospital receives 400-500 coronary artery patients every month, nearly 100 hours can be saved in a single month, so as to help improve the efficiency of diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease in an all-round way and reduce the workload of doctors.

(news photo: Shangtang technology sensecare) ®️ Intelligent clinical solution for coronary heart disease (Changzhou Second People’s Hospital)

It is worth mentioning that in the past China International Medical Device Expo (CMEF), Shangtang technology’s sensecare? Intelligent diagnosis and treatment platform was made an overall appearance. With the launch of the two intelligent auxiliary diagnosis and treatment products, the ability of the platform has been upgraded again, forming a solution that covers more than 13 human parts and organs and has the ability of intelligent analysis for multiple diseases. It can fully meet the needs of film reading, analysis, diagnosis and reporting in the imaging Department, and through the integration of 3D preoperative planning and rehabilitation tracking, it can provide reference for the development of the platform Orthopedics, liver surgery, cardiology, pathology, thoracic surgery, radiotherapy and other clinical departments provide efficient and convenient intelligent assistance.

Zhang shaoting, vice president of Shangtang technology and vice president of the Research Institute, said, “under the background of vigorously developing” new infrastructure “in China, AI technology is becoming an engine to promote the development of medical intelligence. The launch of the two innovative clinical solutions shows the phased results of close cooperation between Shangtang technology, industry experts and top hospitals. By jointly exploring a new clinical direction of “Ai + medical”, we hope that more AI applications can go to the clinic, help optimize the efficiency of diagnosis and treatment, and improve the service efficiency of the hospital. “

Looking forward to the future, sensecare? Intelligent diagnosis and treatment platform will cover the whole process of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation with more comprehensive intelligent auxiliary diagnosis ability. On the one hand, it will accelerate the integration of industry expert knowledge and AI technology, and drive the scientific research and innovation of AI medicine; on the other hand, it will continue to strengthen the application value of AI in multiple clinical scenarios, promote the transformation of medical services from “informatization” to “intelligence”, make scientific research and clinical application develop in two lines, promote each other, and make greater contributions to the development of human health Offer.

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