Malaysia to Use AI Solution to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

Huawei had joined hands with the Malaysia Ministry of Health to contribute Huawei Cloud AI-assisted Diagnosis to Sungai Buloh Hospital to empower local medical personnel with AI capabilities by providing an AI for CT image analysis of possible COVID-19 patients.

The Huawei Cloud AI-assisted quantitative medical image analysis system, which was used to help handle the COVID-19 situation around the world, can analyze hundreds of CT images in seconds, precisely locating lesions, and doctors can now provide diagnosis results in just one minute. The AI platform has been trained with 4,000+ confirmed COVID-19 patients' image data and can service as a “super doctor”. It can analyze suspected contours of pneumonia from CT Chest DICOM images, and provide the probability that they represent COVID-19, to radiologist as a reference to help them screen suspected cases and make an appropriate diagnosis.

Michael Yuan, CEO of Huawei Malaysia shared his thoughts, “This is a cutting edge AI technology being used in the medical healthcare industry to support the health and well-being of Malaysians. Leveraging core cloud services, our solution enables early detection and early diagnosis of COVID-19 so that hospitals can swiftly identify infected patients for early quarantine and provide early treatment and more effectively fight the implications of the infection.”

The Huawei Cloud AI-assisted Diagnosis solution and its success in offering faster diagnosis will help pave the way for innovative technologies such as cloud and artificial intelligence, and will enhance medical services in government hospitals across Malaysia. The solution aims to bring greater value to the industry, ultimately contributing to the development of a digital nation.

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