COVID-19: IIT Jodhpur develop diagnosis technique using X-ray images

IIT Jodhpur researchers developed an AI-based solution for COVID-19 screening

COVID-19: IIT Jodhpur develop diagnosis technique using X-ray images IITJ: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur
Abhiraj P | Jan 28, 2022 - 6:49 p.m. IST
Share Via

NEW DELHI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur have developed an alternate method of COVID-19 testing by using chest X-ray images since the symptoms of COVID-19 are detectable on chest X-rays. The method makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology for predicting COVID-19 from chest x-rays. The researchers are planning to develop a prototype of this project.

Recommended : Get important details about IIT Jodhpur. Download Brochure

The diagnosis algorithm named COMiT-Net is a deep learning-based AI algorithm developed by IIT Jodhpur. The COVID-19 diagnosis method not only identifies affected individuals by assessing their chest X-rays, but also identifies the infected regions in the lungs. It can also create visual images of the infected region.

Also read | IIT Mandi, ICGEB researchers discover potential non-vaccine COVID-19 treatment from Himalayan buransh plant

The research team included visiting research scholars, PhD students, professors, a pulmonologist, and a radiologist. A research paper has been published regarding the IIT Jodhpur COVID-19 diagnosis technique in the journal Pattern Recognition (Volume 122).

“The research is part of the RAKSHAK project under NM-CPS DST and iHuB Drishti at IIT Jodhpur,” said a statement from IIT Jodhpur.

Also read | IIT Madras launches mobile COVID-19 testing lab; Tamil Nadu minister inaugurates vaccination camp

Recently, researchers at IIT Delhi’s Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, (KSBS) had developed an RT-PCR testing method for identifying the COVID-19 Omicron variant. IIT Delhi also filed for patent rights for the RT-PCR method, which is capable of providing Covid test results within 90 minutes of testing.


Follow us for the latest education news on colleges and universities, admission, courses, exams, schools, research, NEP and education policies and more..

To get in touch, write to us at news@careers360.com.

Know More About
  • NIRF Rank
    43
  • Rating
    4.2/5
  • Q&A
    74
Download Brochure
Back to top