Cutting-edge AI imaging boosts diagnoses at Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
The hospital in Taiwan uses an AI-aided tech endoscope for detecting polyps and a high-resolution camera for telemedicine.
A Taiwan hospital has upgraded its telemedicine features with high-definition and advanced medical video cameras to produce clearer diagnoses for patients.
At Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital (SKMH), they used AVer’s MD330U medical grade PTZ Camera, which has 4K resolution and a 30X optical zoom.
Demonstrating the features of the camera, Abbie Huang, account manager at AVer Information, said the camera can generate a close-up image of the skin, eyes, and even the throat.
Another camera feature allows a physician to take a photo of the patient, which is helpful for those living in rural areas who do not have a stable internet connection.
“You can take pictures instead of streaming,” Huang told Healthcare Asia in an interview on the sidelines of the recent Healthcare+ Expo in Taiwan.
Another telemedicine initiative of SKMH is the Taiwan-Palau Telemedicine Center where the hospital partnered with the Palau Ministry of Health to put up a telemedicine centre and donated a mobile medical vehicle.
Meanwhile, SKMH also has an AI-aided endoscope that detects polyps with high-resolution images.
The screen of the electronic gastrointestinal endoscope works like a movie when doing the colonoscopy and the AI system can detect the polyps that the human eye may have missed, explained Jimmy Lin, endoscopy systems sales specialist at FujiFilm.
The AI tech is one of FujiFilm’s CAD EYE series of endoscopes with patented AI tech and exclusive advanced image enhancement.
“If we see three or four polyps, the AI system will box them automatically,” said Lin.
The AI tech also has characterisation modes with two types including neoplastic and hyperplastic which will be used to determine if the polyp is benign or malignant.
“This AI system is smooth and can produce real-time images with no colour difference,” said Lin.
He said the AI system also equips their manpower as the system can help beginners or junior medical professionals in detecting polyps.