New Procedure Based On Artificial Intelligence Allows Diagnosis Of Hypertension Without Human Intervention
It Identifies High Blood Pressure From Retinal Scans, Based On Machine Learning
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to detect high blood pressure using images of the blood vessels of the retina. In many cases, hypertension does not show symptoms, or these can be confused by other conditions, such as headaches. If left untreated, it can result in organ damage and an increased risk of stroke. Therefore, many people are not aware they suffer from high blood pressure because they do not have symptoms, and do not perceive the need to visit a doctor. One diagnostic procedure consists of inspecting a scanned image of the blood vessels in the retina, but it requires to be reviewed by a doctor for a final opinion. Researchers have used machine learning and an artificial intelligence system to scan thousands of vascular scans and teach the system to identify signs of arterial narrowing and other indications related to hypertension. This system allows a diagnosis with a high level of accuracy without human intervention. Click here for more details.