MACAU, Dec. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SenseTime, a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) software company, has formed a strategic partnership with Kiang Wu Hospital, one of the largest and oldest hospitals in Macau to advance smart health application and research with AI.
Announced during the Macau BEYOND Expo, the partnership builds upon deployments of multiple AI modules of SenseTime's SenseCare Smart Health Platform in the past year, aiming to further accelerate the adoption and research of AI technologies in healthcare and create a new paradigm of smart hospital.
SenseTime's proprietary SenseCare platform is a high-performance diagnostic and treatment assistance platform which provides various AI-powered tools for different clinical departments. Following the phase-one deployment of the Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA), Lung Computed Tomography (CT), Chest X-Ray modules in December 2020, Kiang Wu hospital has continued to expand the use of SenseCare platform with Liver CT, Carotid CTA, Radiation Therapy (RT) Contour, Liver Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and more, achieving nearly 100% utilization rate for many of them, which demonstrates the reliability of SenseCare and the strong confidence from doctors.
The complex and labor-intensive 3D reconstruction for coronary CTA had long been a big challenge for the hospital and seriously limited daily patient throughput. Leveraging SenseCare Cardiac, radiologists can now use intelligent toolkits for fully automated, high-precision 3D segmentation and reconstruction that help quicky analyze plaques and stenoses in coronary arteries. The entire process for conducting 3D post-processing has been shortened from 15-20 minutes to only 2-5 minutes, significantly reducing doctors' workload on manual operations. The software also supports automatic generation of films and structured reports in multiple formats. Compared with the previous two years without the assistance of AI, the hospital's monthly throughput of cardiac CTA nearly doubled in 2021.
Meanwhile, the SenseCare Lung CT has effectively boosted the detection rate and accuracy in Lung CT images for early-stage diagnoses. The powerful AI assistance has helped the hospital maintain workflow efficiency during the COVID-19 outbreak. So far, the SenseCare platform has improved the medical imaging efficiency at Kiang Wu Hospital by around 50% on average, providing AI assistance for tens of thousands of cases.
As a leading hospital in Macau, Kiang Wu Hospital's success in utilizing AI to support clinical workflows and daily operation is setting a new paradigm of smart hospital. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Kiang Wu Hospital to empower doctors with reliable AI assistance. In line with our principle of human-centric AI development, we hope this partnership will bring high-quality medical services to the patients at the hospital and elevate Macau's healthcare standards. We will further explore the collaborative development of smart health across the Greater Bay Area and co-create a vibrant smart health ecosystem with our industry partners." said Dr. Zhang Shaoting, Vice President, Deputy Head of Research and Head of Smart Health Business at SenseTime.
The partnership is another milestone in SenseTime's development in the global smart health sector. With the continuous enrichment of the SenseCare platform and the region-level deployment mechanism that can facilitate interconnectivity for medical alliance, SenseTime looks forward to expediting cutting-edge AI research in healthcare, introduce its smart health applications to more regions and benefit more people around the world.
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