Kiang Wu Hospital, SenseTime harness AI for smart health

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SenseTime 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.

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.

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. These efforts achieved nearly 100% utilisation rate for many of the tech deployed.

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Leveraging SenseCare Cardiac, radiologists can now use intelligent toolkits for fully automated, high-precision 3D segmentation and reconstruction that help quicky analyse 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. 

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. 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.

“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,” said Zhang Shaoting, VP at SenseTime.

“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 Zhang.