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IIT professor develops software to detect COVID-19 within 5 seconds using X-ray scan


NEW DELHI: An IIT-Roorkee professor claims to have advanced a device which will come across COVID-19 within 5 seconds the use of X-ray scan of the suspected patient.

The professor, who took over 40 days to expand the device, has filed a patent for the same and has approached the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for a review.

Kamal Jain, a professor on the institute's civil engineering department, claims that the device is not going to simplest cut back trying out prices but will even cut back the risk of publicity to healthcare pros.

So a ways, there is no verification of his claim through a clinical establishment.

"I first developed an artificial intelligence-based database after analysing over 60,000 X-ray scans, including those of COVID-19, pneumonia and tuberculosis patients to differentiate between the kind of chest congestion suffered in the three diseases. I also analysed the chest x-ray database of the United States' NIH Clinical Center," Jain advised .

"Using the device advanced through me, the doctors can simply add footage of an individual's X-ray. The device is not going to simplest classify whether or not the patient has any signal of pneumonia, it will be able to inform if it is because of COVID-19 or different micro organism and also measure severity of the an infection.

The results will also be processed within 5 seconds" he added.

Jain said the device can help in accurate preliminary screening which will also be supplemented through scientific trying out for those examined positive for the deadly virus.

"The pneumonia caused by COVID-19 is severe than other bacteria as it affects lungs completely than smaller portions of lungs in other cases. The software will analyse bilateral opacity, pattern of fluid build-up in lungs and nature of clump or clot if any," the professor said.


"Similar kinds of experiments are being conducted by the University of Amazon in the United States but there has not been a breakthrough yet," he claimed.


According to the Union Health Ministry, the dying toll because of COVID-19 rose to 718 and the number of instances to 23,077 in the nation on Friday.


The number of lively COVID-19 instances is 17,610 as 4,748 other people were cured and discharged, and one patient migrated, it said.


The ICMR said a complete 23,502 samples were confirmed positive for coronavirus up to now.


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