AI-assisted CT scan for COVID-19 diagnosis, soon in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — An artificial intelligence (AI) -assisted COVID-19 CT Scan Analyzer, a new technology of Huawei company that helps doctors to diagnose coronavirus disease in minutes and reportedly with 98% accuracy, will be operational soon at the Baguio General Hospital.

Mayor Benjie Magalong said the city’s Management Information and Technical Division (MITD) has been working together with the technical team of Huawei and Baguio doctors to set up the system at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

“It will be the first of its kind in the country,” the mayor said, explaining that the AI analyzer is a diagnostic system that would help doctors identify highly suspicious COVID-19 cases.

Current screening test kits take 4-5 days to confirm COVID-19 infection.

Test runs on the state of the art technology by Huawei are already ongoing.

The Huawei-EVI support team and the city’s MITD team have been attending to all information and communication technology and closed circuit television requirements of the city in the COVID operations.