Lucknow: Facilitating easier diagnosis of the COVID-19 infection, the expert officials of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Lucknow, have developed an X-Ray detection test, which has been put to trials by King George’s Medical University
(KGMU). At the low cost of an X-Ray, the test can in no time detect the internal symptoms of COVID-19.
Presently, the usual RT & PCR tests for COVID-19 cost over INR 2000, while X-Ray at the fee of INR 100 can detect the novel virus in way less amount. Recognised for its precision and efficiency, this innovative diagnostic method has garnered appreciation from across the globe.
This technological breakthrough in the field of diagnosis was incepted by the researchers at the AKTU which was tested for the accuracy of its results at the KGMC in Lucknow. Based on complex computer algorithm, the test attempts to find the presence of COVID-19 virus through the various parameters in chest X-Rays. The accuracy of this test is claimed to be 99.98% all the time.
As per reports, around 17 researchers from the two universities worked on the production of the detection system of coronavirus through the X-Ray scans received from 50 medical centres in India and 14 foreign nations. Soon after the successful first trials in May, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh had approved the test for analysing random X-Rays from across the state. The trials conducted on the X-Rays from hospitals in Australia, China, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, US and others, showed significant efficacy and accuracy.
The AKTU experts working on the latest model are trying to make few developments to enable this state-of-the-art artificial intelligence laboratory with the ability to diagnose other diseases. Additionally, the test can help in elucidate details of the X-Ray which can be can not be observed by the Radiologists. With its cutting edge technology and low cost, the test method, developed in Lucknow, would surely revamp the Coronavirus diagnosis in India.