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AI for ophthalmology VietAI Summit

As part of the VietAI Summit 2019, Hoa Nguyen gave a presentation about an AI-Assisted Diagnosis System in Ophthalmology, which was developed due to current challenges faced by ophthalmologists, nurses, and patients. 

The first challenge in diagnosis is asking the right questions. Unfortunately, young doctors often lack experience and aren’t prepared for the patient interview. Second, nurses are often too busy to properly record medical information in Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). As a result, they probably miss a lot of important information about patients. Third, many patients spend too much time waiting for an examination. Despite the fact that they are asked to fill in the medical forms while waiting, those forms may have fields irrelevant to their condition.

In order to address the problems listed above, Hoa Nguyen’s team developed an artificial intelligence-based solution to provide better medical experience to ophthalmic patients.

AI-Assisted Diagnosis System in Ophthalmology VietAI Summit

The image shown below is our eyes, we can see some bleeding, some hard exudates, etc. 

AI-Assisted Diagnosis System in Ophthalmology VietAI Summit

The first solution is to build a knowledge base that includes information from textbooks developed by senior doctors to address the challenges highlighted above. The next phase is to build an auto-interviewing system, which will automatically interview patients while they wait, asking questions that are relevant to their condition. And the final phase is to establish a segmentation model in order to help junior doctors improve their image reading skills. 

The exciting news is that a demo of this new AI-based system is now available. The model can show the probability and possibility of eye diseases, which will better help doctors identify problems and help patients recover early. This AI detection system can distinguish abnormal situations in patient images by color and also help doctors build a complete patient portrait. By using the database, they will be able to create subtypes of diseases, add observations about the disease, and possibly identify the disease based on these observations.

AI for ophthalmology VietAI Summit

To watch Hoa’s full presentation about AI for ophthalmology, click here.

To access all of Hoa Nguyen’s slides for this presentation, head over to Kambria’s Resource Library. The Resource Library can be accessed for free by community members who own KAT tokens. Simply register for the Kambria platform by clicking “Login/Register” in the top right-hand side of the screen. Then choose “Library” to access materials from the Summit.

About VietAI Summit 2019

More than 450 people attended VietAI Summit 2019, “AI for The Future,” organized by VietAI and Kambria. With a program featuring many reputable guest speakers from big tech companies such as Google Brain, Toyota Research Institute, Kambria, NVIDIA, VinAI Research, Vinbrain, Deakin University, and Vietnam National University HCMC, we received many fresh insights into the exciting state of AI research and application, not just in Vietnam, but also around the world. To receive an invitation to VietAI Summit 2020, Like the VietAI Facebook page and Like the Kambria Facebook page.


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