General Electric (NYSE:GE) is partnering with Boston Children’s Hospital to develop an artificial intelligence-powered system designed to read radiology scans from pediatric patients, according to a Boston Business Journal report.
The new algorithm, which is already in development, will be trained by radiologists at Boston Children’s and embedded into GE Healthcare imaging equipment, according to the report.
The initial focus of the program will be on pediatric brain scans, according to the BBJ.
“How do you take knowledge? How do you apply it so that it doesn’t sit in a few places in Children’s Hospital, but you can literally make it so that no child going anywhere ends up with a misdiagnosis? That’s one thing that we’re working on that we really think is going to change the way children get care, not just at Children’s but much more broadly,” Boston Children’s Hospital CEO Sandra Fenwick said at a recent Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast, according to the report.
A spokesperson for Boston Children’s declined to discuss the project with the BBJ, saying that it is still in the early stages.
Late last month, GE shares got a bump after reporting a swing to black with its Street-beating first-quarter results.