X-rays instead of PCR tests to detect corona? The results are 98% accurate, scientists say
At a time when the whole world is terrified of the third wave of coronavirus, scientists are inventing new ways to diagnose the disease. A Scottish scientist has invented a way to diagnose corona using X-rays using artificial intelligence. Scientists further claim that this method is 98% accurate in diagnosing diseases.
Scientists at the University of the West of Scotland have developed a way to help healthcare workers using artificial intelligence. Where PCR tests are not performed, these results may help healthcare professionals for the time being. A three-member team led by Naeem Ramzan, director of the Center for Effective and Human Computing for Intelligent Environment Research at the University of West Scotland, is behind the innovation. In addition to Ramadan, the team also included Gabriel Okolo and Stamos Katsigianis.
Scientists claim that PCR tests can diagnose diseases faster than newly invented methods. It usually takes two hours to get PCR test results. Scientists further claim that this process gives 97% accurate results.
The technology will scan about 3,000 databases of corona, viral pneumonia and healthy patients and compare them with one another. Then it will use artificial intelligence and then it will use algorithms. Director Naeem Ramzan said a quick and reliable process is needed to diagnose corona. And in the case of Omicron infections, more and more are needed. He said many countries in the world have limited equipment, so it is not possible to test large quantities of corona. He claims that their invention will help.
However, scientists say that in the early stages of the infection, X-rays do not show any signs of covid. That is why this new method will not be able to completely replace the PCR test. However, scientists claim that this method will help prevent the spread of the virus. Especially where PCR is not tested. Director Naeem Ramzan said the new innovation would be useful in diagnosing serious situations and as a life saver. Milan Radosavljevic, deputy director for research, innovation and engagement at the University of the West of Scotland, says research could be a great tool in the fight against coronavirus.