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Researchers 2021 Artificial Intelligence enters the field of diagnosing skin diseases

Researchers 2021 Artificial Intelligence enters the field of diagnosing skin diseases

A

team

of

researchers

in

the

United

States

has

created

an

artificial

intelligence

system

that

can

diagnose

scleroderma,

a

rare

type

of

autoimmune

disease

that

hardens

the

outer

surface

of

the

skin

and

some

internal

organs.

The

study

team

at

the

Department

of

Bioengineering

at

the

University

of

Houston

succeeded

in

activating

the

program

on

a

standard

laptop

computer

that

works

with

a

traditional

processor

of

the

Core

I7

class

at

a

speed

of

2.

5

GHz,

and

the

device

was

able

to

distinguish

instantly

between

pictures

of

healthy

skin

and

the

skin

that

shows

symptoms

of

the

disease.

An

accurate

method

for

diagnosing

scleroderma,

and

the

TechExplore

website,

which

specializes

in

technology,

was

reported

by

researchers

Mattin

Akai

and

John

St.

Don

from

the

University

of

Houston

as

saying:

“We

believe

that

the

proposed

system

can

be

used

in

health

centers,

in

order

to

provide

an

inexpensive

and

accurate

method

for

diagnosing

scleroderma

disease.

“.

The

results

of

the

study

were

published

in

the

scientific

journal

The

Journal

of

Engineering

in

Medicine

and

Biology”,

which

specializes

in

the

field

of

biomedical

engineering.

The

importance

of

early

diagnosis

and

early

diagnosis

is

of

great

importance

in

treating

scleroderma

and

improving

the

chances

of

recovery

from

it,

but

detecting

the

disease

in

its

early

stages

is

a

difficult

task

even

for

specialists

and

doctors

who

work

in

centers

specialized

in

treating

skin

diseases.

Akai

mentioned

that

the

artificial

intelligence

system

was

fed

with

pictures

of

cases

of

scleroderma,

and

that

the

system

was

enabled

by

an

algorithm

to

examine

the

images

and

discover

cases

of

the

disease

in

its

early

stages.

The

researchers

say

that

the

process

of

training

the

system

to

detect

disease

cases

through

images

takes

less

than

five

hours,

and

Akai

stressed

that

“after

reviewing

and

checking

the

system’s

functions,

she

was

able

to

reach

a

correct

diagnosis

of

100%

with

regard

to

the

images

she

trained

on,

and

by

96.

8%

for

the

new

images.

.
Researchers 2021 Artificial Intelligence enters the field of diagnosing skin diseases
Researchers 2021 Artificial Intelligence enters the field of diagnosing skin diseases