A custom-built AI designed to diagnose brain tumors and predict hematoma expansion dominated some of China's best doctors in a competition last Saturday in Beijing. The AI, dubbed BioMind, ultimately scored 2:0 against its human competitors, comprised of 15 senior doctors from China's premier hospitals. BioMind was developed by a collaboration between a team from the Artificial Intelligence Research Center for Neurological Disorders at the Beijing Tiantan Hospital and researchers from the Capital Medical University. BioMind's developers opted to feed the AI with data sets featuring tens of thousands of images depicting nervous-system-related diseases, which were retrieved from Tiantan Hospital's archives stretching over the past decade. Wang Yongjun, executive vice-president of Tiantan Hospital, stated that this training ultimately enabled the AI to become proficient in diagnosing neurological diseases such as meningioma and glioma with an accuracy rate of over 90%.
Doctor grows new ear on a man's ARM to restore his hearing after he lost the organ in a horrific accident A plastic surgeon in China has successfully grown an artificial ear on a man's arm in a pioneering medical procedure. The patient, surnamed Ji, lost his right ear in an accident and yearned to have it back, reports Huanqiu.com, Doctor Guo Shuzhong from a hospital in Xi'an, China's Shaanxi Province, used Mr Ji's cartilage from his ribs to build the new ear; and he expects to transplanted the organ to the man's head in about four months. A Chinese doctor has successfully grown an artificial ear on a patient's right forearm According to the Huanqiu report, Mr Ji sustained serious injuries in the right side of his face in a traffic accident about a year ago. His right ear was torn from his face.
Biomind was developed in a joint venture between a Singaporean tech company, Hanalytics, and China's prestigious Tiantan Hospital. Since December, when the venture started up, tens of thousands of medical images collected over a decade have been used to teach Biomind its job. After months of deep learning, the machine was ready for a competition against 25 experienced doctors at Beijing's China National Convention Center testing their ability to analyze images of the brain.
The system, which involves sending information to a centralized computer linked to the city's transport networks, is part of a trial by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The Chinese tech giant is hoping to use its cloud and data systems to tackle issues hobbling China's healthcare system like snarled city traffic, long patient queues and a lack of doctors.
On a recent day at a hospital in western Beijing, a cancer radiologist named Chongchong Wu loaded a suspicious-looking lung scan into a computer program resembling Photoshop. A neural network trained on thousands of example scans highlighted nodules in red squares, which she examined carefully. She corrected two false positives where the network mistakenly identified blood vessels as potential malignancies. But she also found a nodule that she'd previously overlooked, perhaps indicating an early sign of disease. China is embarking on a big initiative to add AI to health care with tools like this one.