Stanford Researchers Develop Algorithm that Accurately Diagnoses Pneumonia

November 15, 2017

Stanford researchers have developed an algorithm that can detect pneumonia from chest X-rays at a level exceeding practicing radiologists. Using the largest publicly available chest X-ray dataset, containing over 100,000 frontal-view X-ray images with 14 diseases, the algorithm, CheXNet, exceeded average radiologist performance on pneumonia detection on both sensitivity and specificity.