Doctor’s Story - Beijing Friendship Hospital
Great partnership between Infervision and Beijing Friendship Hospital Beijing Friendship Hospital, founded in 1952, is a top-tier general hospital located in Beijing. It has five major function areas: medicine, teaching, research, prevention, and healthcare. The deployment of Infervision product in Beijing Friendship Hospital symbolizes the successful adoption of new technology and the big advancement in healthcare technology. AI is believed to be the next big breakthrough in the global healthcare industry. The topic of "AI in medical device” was the main topic in the 13th annual International Medical Device Regulators Forum held in Shanghai.
Beijing Friendship Hospital has partnered with Infervision in several clinical research projects with AI technology. Infervision’s product is also widely used to help improve diagnostic accuracy and reduce workload for physicians.
Missed Diagnosis rate is significantly reduced Physicians usually describe and highlight Infervision’s AI products using these keywords: Convenient, User-friendly, and Low missed-diagnosis rate. According to the physician comment, "Infervision's AI product could recognize all the nodules in a multiple nodule slice, and help us to classify the malignancy of nodules in the report. If there are only a few nodules in the scan, we can also use the AI product to directly locate the exact slice number of each nodule conveniently and prepare the diagnostic report accordingly in a very efficient way. In this way, not only the rate of missed diagnosis, which could lead to deadly results, is greatly reduced, the diagnostic report composing becomes easier, too. " Furthermore, Infervision's product is also an excellent tool for peer review.
Radiologists recognized three suspicious nodules using Infervision's product from CT images of a breast cancer patient during her postoperative observation period. Later the physician discovered that two of the nodules were ground-glass nodules, which could pose a significant threat to the patient's health if missed.
Since the Chinese healthcare reform in April last year, the price of CT examination was reduced and the number of CT images generated per day increased from 400 to 600 and the workload of a radiologist might increase by 50%. All these changes are causing higher physical and mental pressures to the radiologists to provide each diagnosis both accurately and quickly. Fortunately, radiologists commented that "with the help of Infervision's AI, we can reduce the missed diagnosis rate while completing a diagnostic report in much less time!"
A radiologist at Beijing Friendship Hospital comments that “Infervision’s product is integrated seamlessly into our PACS system, which makes our lives a lot easier.” The product interface is also designed in a way that takes the needs and wants of each radiologist in full consideration.
AI is the future direction for healthcare development.
The total amount of medical data will reach 40 trillion GB in 2020, which is 30 times the amount in 2010. AI will be used to analyze a vast amount of data.
Infervision has closely partnered with hospitals since the early development stage of its lung product and established the product standards through frequent interactions and collaborations with the physicians. Until August 2018, Infervision has its product implemented in almost 200 top-tier hospitals and making the best efforts in helping the physicians with their daily diagnoses.