Boston Children’s Hospital pilots AI imaging analysis in paediatric radiology

Boston Children’s Hospital has launched a pilot of an AI solution for imaging analysis in paediatric radiology, aiming to “improve image quality and the speed and accuracy of image interpretation”.

Using the Red Hat OpenShift solution, the hospital is hoping to replace “time-consuming” manual quantitative measurements, with the application automatically examining x-rays, identifying “the most valuable diagnostic images among the thousands taken”, and flagging discrepancies for a radiologist to check. 

Chris Wright, chief technology officer and senior VP for global engineering at Red Hat, spoke of the “positive impact artificial intelligence can have in the healthcare field”, and the pride that company has for working alongside Boston Children’s Hospital to provide “the technology foundations for efforts to make a difference in the health of future generations”.

Ellen Grant, M.D., paediatric neuroradiologist and director of the Fetal Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science and director of research at the Maternal Metal Care Center, acknowledged the team’s “collaborative approach” to “piloting open-source AI tools for maternal metal medicine with my team at Boston Children’s Hospital”.

Elsewhere in the US, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), a collaboration between Johns Hopkins Medicine in the US and Saudi Aramco, an energy and chemicals company in Saudi Arabia, has announced a new opportunity for innovators in musculoskeletal care (MSK).

And in children’s health, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) has announced that its new children’s hospital will be “fully digital”, equipped with a new electronic health record (EHR) and using tech for the management and delivery of health services, “moving from old paper-based systems to digital systems”.

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