Chest-rAi is said to be a deep learning system powered by the Intel OpenVINO Toolkit and AI Analytics Toolkit


Chest rAI is an AI-powered chest X-Ray analysis system. (Credit: oracast from Pixabay)

L&T Technology Services (LTTS), a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has launched a new artificial intelligence (AI) based radiology solution called Chest rAI in collaboration with tech major Intel.

Chest rAI is a chest X-Ray analysis system, designed for helping radiologists in enhancing speed and accuracy of diagnosis.

By employing machine learning techniques, the new radiology product analyses chest radiographs for identifying and highlighting multiple pulmonary and other thoracic diseases.

According to L&T Technology Services, Chest-rAi is a deep learning system that is combined with a conventional radiologist approach of methodically examining a chest radiograph.

The radiology solution will be powered by the Intel OpenVINO Toolkit and AI Analytics Toolkit to run optimised AI inferencing models on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with in-built AI accelerators.

Intel machine learning performance VP and GM Wei Li said: “Wherever customers need AI, Intel is already there with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and an optimized software stack for the complete AI pipeline. With investments in tools, technologies, and a worldwide ecosystem of optimised solutions, we’re making AI more accessible than ever.

“Through the Intel AI Builders Program, we collaborate with companies across the globe to help bring cutting-edge AI solutions and capabilities to market.”

L&T Technology Services said that the AI-infused solution in the chest X-Ray analysis system helps radiologists by fast triaging abnormalities in X-Ray, annotating, and automatic report generation with considerably improved performance.

The company claimed that the system’s benefits include increased throughput with a capability of extracting more actionable information and cutting down waiting time for radiologists.

Recently, L&T Technology Services entered into an engagement with 5C Network, a teleradiology platform in India. As part of this, 5C Network will make use of Chest rAI for empowering radiologists with accurate insights of patients while saving time.

L&T Technology Services chief operating officer Abhishek Sinha said: “The potential of digital engineering in transforming complex age-old problem statements of the healthcare industry into simpler and more sophisticated mechanisms is now available to all, while maintaining patient data privacy by taking advantage of Intel hardware-enhanced security technologies.

“With more investments and by leveraging our engineering expertise in the medical image processing segment, our commitment is to enable a complete transformation of the Indian public health diagnostics services landscape.”