COVID-19: Technology to fast-track diagnoses

A Joburg medical technology company has launched a new platform which helps doctors diagnose people with COVID-pneumonia. This platform has been added to its artificial intelligence solution for radiologists. #Day33ofLockdown #LockdownEasedRegulations Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - With confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world growing, doctors are trying to find ways to deal with the pandemic by using technology.

A Joburg medical technology company has launched a new platform which helps doctors diagnose people with COVID-pneumonia.

This platform has been added to its artificial intelligence solution for radiologists.

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Usually, after doctors take X-rays of patients, the results can take several days.

And that’s why Radify -- an online platform created by Envisionit Deep AI -- is a game-changer.

The Radify platform eliminates waiting for results and can also identify which patient is a high risk for contracting COVID-19 by simply analysing an X-ray of their chest.

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The system has existed for over a year now, but the COVID-pneumonia platform has been added and is available to doctors for free.

It is already being used in Kimberley and internationally.

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