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The art of teaching machines to interpret and analyse medical images

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Ever since the wonder invention of microscope by Anton van Leeuwenhoek and the discovery of the X-rays by Wilhelm Röntgen, the field of medical image analysis has developed into a life saving discipline, offering previously unattained opportunities for diagnosis. Medical images have, since then, played an important role in everyday medical practice. It is even […]

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Manthana: Our Indigenous AI Platform

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We at SigTuple, are building 5 different startups. Actually, we build smart screening solutions for the medical industry – to analyse peripheral blood smears, urine, semen, retinal scans and chest x-rays. These are 5 different startups right there if you look at it. We get asked often – “How are you able to work and […]

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Important Aspects in Smart Segmentation of Medical Objects of Interest

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Segmentation of object is an age old problem in computer vision. Also, it is the first step in many object recognition and tracking tasks. Image segmentation is the process of partitioning a digital image into multiple segments such that each segment make sense of the object of interest. Another view of object segmentation is to […]

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Quality and Regulatory Compliance for AI: An Auditor’s Perspective

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A Quality Management System (QMS) is a set of procedures and work instructions that a company creates for all internal verticals, to effectively achieve the goals of the company. The requirements from various standards/directives/guidelines are identified and the applicable requirements for the companies QMS and target regulatory markets are set as an agenda for accomplishment. […]

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Using Unbalanced Datasets for Deep Learning in Medicine

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Deep learning is now considered a panacea to all classification problems; especially those involving images. This is especially true of the medical diagnostic world which generates several petabytes of data each year. With today’s medicine moving to an evidence based diagnosis, this would increase every year. As such, it is a burgeoning challenge for data […]

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Challenges in the design of a Smart Microscope

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A smart microscope, as in our product Shonit, is a digitization solution which converts the physical slide images into digital images for processing through our cloud based AI platform. While designing these robots, several technical challenges exist which are closely dependent on cost. To get a feel of the journey up ahead, here is an […]

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Protecting Artificial Intelligence Inventions: The Conundrum of Software Being Patent Eligible Subject Matter

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The artificial intelligence market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 53.65% till 2020, with the healthcare sector being at the forefront of the disruption [1]. Organizations, big and small, are investing huge sums into machine learning and artificial intelligence research and development. But how do you protect what you […]

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The art of building a “continuously learning” diagnostic tool

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Do medical devices change? Yes, of course. Better and better new versions come out. But is the piece of equipment that you purchased two years ago any smarter today than it was then? Can it do more than what it did two years ago? That’s impossible, right? Wrong! Welcome to SigTuple, the maker of continuously […]

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Image Processing – Geometric Illusion and 3-D Estimates

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Examining blood smears or urine samples through automated microscopy has umpteen number of challenges, some of which were addressed in Bharath’s article on Challenges and Opportunities in Automated Microscopy. In this blog, I would like to continue by outlining many more challenges associated with automated microscopy. While examining urine samples or blood smears through a […]

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Impact of novel technology on low cost healthcare in India

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The current scenario with regard to low cost healthcare availability in India is pretty bleak. Although globally there is tremendous growth and progress both in the quality of healthcare along with devices and appropriate drugs available to address almost any ailment, accessibility and cost remain huge hurdles in countries like India. With our humungous population, […]

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