Deep Learning -Enabled System for Rapid Pneumothorax Screening on Chest CT

We are building a deep learning-enabled system for detecting the presence of pneumothorax (i.e. free air) on chest CT images. The pilot system has been tested in a pseudo-online manner with perfect sensitivity. The system will be further integrated into the clinical workflow at the point of completion of each chest CT scan, making it useful for patients with pre-existing chest diseases that place them at higher risk for pneumothorax, and for patients presenting in the emergency department for rapid triage.​​​

Illustration of the need for a rapid screening system to re-prioritizing the work list for hospital management.​​

 

Visualization of pneumothorax detection results (all positive) from nine patients, shown in axial view.

 

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