AI platform beats cardiologists, classifies echos with 98% accuracy

An artificial intelligence (AI) platform outperformed board-certified cardiologists in classifying echocardiogram views, according to a study published online March 21 in Digital Medicine.

The convolutional neural network—which was designed and trained to recognize 15 different standard echocardiographic views—identified them with 98 percent accuracy overall. Even based on single low-resolution images, the AI platform identified echocardiogram views with 92 percent specificity. Echocardiographers achieved an accuracy of 70 to 84 percent.

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