Drap okays locally developed AI software that uses chest X-ray to detect Covid-19 in under a minute

Dawn | Nov 21, 2020 at 6:46 PM
  • Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) Chief Executive Officer Asim Rauf on Saturday said the body has granted approval to a locally invented software that can “detect the coronavirus infection in a person’s lungs within a minute”.
  • A copy of which is available with Dawn.com, the Cov-Raid — which has been developed by the National Electronics Complex of Pakistan — “shall employ Convolutional Neural Networks to predict [presence of] Covid-19 in suspected individuals” by using X-rays and it has been approved for “secondary detection” of the virus.
  • The technology “can be path-breaking to conduct screening of a large number of patients in a limited time”.