RadVid19 recently released the results of its first phase. CBR, as a supporter, is disseminating this information so that all radiologists have access. Check out!
The digital platform was designed to collect confirmed or suspected COVID-19 X-rays and CT scans. “This platform is a repository of COVID-19 cases in Brazil, made by a joint action of Brazilian radiologists, and is open for application of artificial intelligence with the purpose of assisting the radiologist in this diagnosis and, in the case of CT, of make quantitative diagnoses of the disease's involvement ”, explains Dr. Claudia da Costa Leite, Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Oncology at FMUSP and Head of Education and Research at InRad.
Supported by CBR, the initiative has the participation of radiologists from all over Brazil so that the platform can advance its purpose. In addition to radiologists, computer experts and exact experts from Brazil will be able to access. At first, cases are collected and, after being organized and classified, they are made available for the development and validation of algorithms.
Any radiologist or service that contributes will be included on the project website, which was submitted to the National Research Ethics Commission (CONEP). InRad, through the Innovation Center, is responsible for managing the cloud and CBR, as the entity that represents the specialty, supports this entire process, encouraging the participation of all radiologists in this joint effort.
“We hope that Brazil will be able to develop its own algorithms and will not need to buy this type of technology from outside. It is a great challenge that we believe that we Brazilians are capable of winning ”, adds Dr. Cláudia.
From the moment the cloud starts to work and the cases are collected, this same model can be used for other projects of interest to Brazilian radiologists.
“It is CBR's commitment to act together with the institutions, uniting all radiologists in Brazil in favor of actions involving the fight against COVID-19. In the case of the launch of the platform RadVid19, whose focus is research, the contribution to the radiological community is of great value. We count on the participation of all radiologists in the use and dissemination of yet another important tool ”, concludes Dr. Valdair Muglia, scientific director of CBR.