What You Should Know:
– Sheba Medical Centre, Israel’s largest medical center, today announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation to help doctors improve the diagnosis and treatment of people with Crohn’s disease.
– Sheba developed a new, first-of-its-kind application capable of quickly and accurately analyzing extensive video data of a patient’s digestive system, providing valuable insights to aid medical professionals.
AI-driven Solutions to Diagnose Crohn’s Disease
The solution’s artificial intelligence-based algorithm, powered by Intel hardware and software technologies, aids clinicians in the identification of Crohn’s symptoms such as inflammation and ulcers, helping to assist in early prediction of disease severity in order to identify treatment needs. Not only will this predictive capability help medical teams provide optimal and personalized care for millions of Crohn’s patients worldwide, it can help lower the risks of severe medical complications, hospitalization, and invasive surgical procedures for these patients. This is the first app that analyzes capsule videos from the digestive system of patients, and by presenting meaningful information to the doctors, helping them to recommend better treatment for the patient.
Following a recent joint research that enrolled as capsule videos of 101 new Crohn’s patients at Sheba, an algorithm was developed to predict the need for biological treatment. AI algorithm was the most accurate diagnostic tool, with 86% accuracy in prediction of treatment decisions compared to 70% accuracy achieved by manual reading by capsule endoscopy expert or 74% accuracy of the most accurate stool biomarker (fecal calprotectin).
“Accelerate, Redesign and Collaborate (ARC) focuses on advanced technologies with the goal to make impact on medicine in Israel and globally through digital health solutions,” said Dr. Eyal Klang, Head of the Sami Sagol AI (Artificial Intelligence) Hub at the ARC Innovation Center. “This collaboration with Intel exceeded expectations and is further proof of the contribution of artificial intelligence to the medical field. Over the next decade we will see more and more advanced algorithms entering hospitals and supporting doctors’ work.”
The largest and most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer is generating global impact through its medical care, research and healthcare transformation. Sheba’s City of Health boasts an acute-care hospital, rehabilitation hospital, research and innovation hubs, medical simulation center, as well as a center for disaster response on one comprehensive campus in the heart of Israel. Sheba serves as a true hospital without borders, welcoming patients and healthcare professionals from all over the world.