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The Lithuanian company Oxipit has now received a CE certification for its AI, Chestlink, which can analyze X-ray images. Chestlink can thus begin to be used in healthcare and relieve radiologists.
Chestlink focuses on determining which X-ray images are completely "clean", ie where there are no signs of any issues at all. All images that contain something that seems the least suspicious are forwarded to an X-ray doctor.
The advantage is that it is much easier to see if there are no problems at all than to determine if something suspicious is really a problem. By focusing on the simpler analysis, the accuracy is therefore very high.
In a test with 500,000 X-ray images already analyzed by radiologists, Chestlink did not make a single incorrect analysis. All the images it interpreted as being without problems were the same images that all the radiologists judged to be harmless.
Just finding pictures that do not show any problems may not seem so valuable, but it can give radiologists a lot of relief. Especially in primary care where 80 percent of all X-rays do not show any problems.
According to Oxipit, Chestlink can reduce the X-ray doctors' workload by up to 30 percent by automating this routine measure.
Oxipit will now start rolling out Chestlink to the hospitals and in 2023 the first systems will be in full operation.