“The contribution ofArtificial intelligence it is absolutely decisive, not only in the fight against the pandemic “, but” it will be a very useful tool in the medical sector, because it will support professionals in the analysis of patients’ conditions, it will help to understand in greater depth the causes and methods of development diseases and to identify the most appropriate treatments. “He is convinced of this Ettore Sansavini, president of Gvm Care & Research, one of the main Italian groups active in private healthcare and one of the world leaders in the sector of research and new technologies applied to medicine, which has always been committed to the development of new procedures, management flows and continuous training.


A Chinese research institute, belonging to the Alibaba group, has announced in recent days – cites Gvm for example in a note – that it has developed a test capable of processing images coming from Tac that in just 20 seconds would be able to identify the positivity to Covid-19. This analysis is based on medical imaging and specifically on computed tomography (CT). This system is based on an analysis at two distinct levels: the first consists of a 3D lung volume analysis, through which it is possible to identify nodules or small opacities, and uses already existing algorithms to quantitatively measure the masses detected. ; the second uses a 2D analysis of each section to allow precise localization of larger opacities, including ground glass opacities typical of coronavirus infection.

“The set of computational technologies, which we commonly define Ia, are, in fact, inspired by how man uses his nervous system and his body to observe, deduce and act in the environment that surrounds him, even if they operate in a different “, explains Sansavini. Therefore – he observes – “it will be one tool of great use in the medical sector“.” In addition, thanks to the use of data mining techniques able to process huge amounts of data it will be possible to obtain results in a faster and more precise way“.

And again: “the ubiquitous world revolution, in which intelligent machines will influence every aspect of working life, will allow for communication between people and machines, both direct and cross. In fact – recalls Ettore Sansavini – the number of devices based on the model of machine-machine communication and interaction with humans has already reached about 50 billion, making us enter the age of the internet of things. Just think, for example, of artificial intelligence-led surgeries “.

“One of the most important – he reports – was carried out at the ‘Maria Eleonora Hospital’ in Palermo: an isthmic coarctation of the aorta was identified in a young Palermo patient, after 32 years of non-diagnosis, and the disease was treated through a minimally invasive haemodynamic procedure. This rare pathology is often associated with other congenital diseases and has an incidence ranging from 4% to 6% of all congenital heart disease “.

“Finally – continues Sansavini – it is worth mentioning the urinary surgery performed by the Urology team of the ‘Maria Pia Hospital’ in Turin on a 64-year-old patient suffering from infiltrating bladder cancer. Mauro Mari, head of the Unit Operativa di Urologia, with the collaboration of Andrea Cugudda and Davide Vaccino, dealt with the diagnosis and treatment of the cancer of the 64-year-old, a smoker. The patient was removed the bladder affected by the tumor and only the internal part of the prostate gland, which had not been affected by the disease, preserving its capsule. Using a part of the intestine, a new bladder was then created which, connected to the genital system, now performs its function correctly, allowing the patient to preserve urinary autonomy and sexual “, he concludes.

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