vRad Presents at SIIM Meeting on Artificial Intelligence Model to Classify Endotracheal Tube Positioning on Chest XR

Model used to prioritize cases and accelerate time-to-care

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 20, 2020 – vRad (Virtual Radiologic), announced that Robert J. Harris, Ph.D., vRad Data Scientist / Machine Learning Engineer, will make a scientific presentation, “Classification of Endotracheal Tube Positioning on Chest XR using a Convolutional Neural Net Trained with Annotated Images,” at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting on June 25. The full session details can be found here.

The presentation highlights how vRad, using machine learning on retrospective data, is creating an artificial intelligence (AI) model for classifying and prioritizing malpositioned ET tubes on Chest X-Rays that pass through vRad’s Patented Reading Platform.

Endotracheal tube intubation is often used when patients are ill and require respiratory assistance. These tubes must be positioned properly in relation to the carina; too high and the lungs may not be respirated, too low and only one lung may be respirated. Our institution receives approximately 4,000 XR Chest images every day, 5% of which contain an endotracheal tube. If the tube is determined to be malpositioned by the reading radiologist, this information is relayed back to the site for tube adjustment.

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