Practical implementation of artificial intelligence algorithms in pulmonary auscultation examination.

08:00 EDT 29th March 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Practical implementation of artificial intelligence algorithms in pulmonary auscultation examination."

Lung auscultation is an important part of a physical examination. However, its biggest drawback is its subjectivity. The results depend on the experience and ability of the doctor to perceive and distinguish pathologies in sounds heard via a stethoscope. This paper investigates a new method of automatic sound analysis based on neural networks (NNs), which has been implemented in a system that uses an electronic stethoscope for capturing respiratory sounds. It allows the detection of auscultatory sounds in four classes: wheezes, rhonchi, and fine and coarse crackles. In the blind test, a group of 522 auscultatory sounds from 50 pediatric patients were presented, and the results provided by a group of doctors and an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by the authors were compared. The gathered data show that machine learning (ML)-based analysis is more efficient in detecting all four types of phenomena, which is reflected in high values of recall (also called as sensitivity) and F1-score.Conclusions: The obtained results suggest that the implementation of automatic sound analysis based on NNs can significantly improve the efficiency of this form of examination, leading to a minimization of the number of errors made in the interpretation of auscultation sounds. What is Known: • Auscultation performance of average physician is very low. AI solutions presented in scientific literature are based on small data bases with isolated pathological sounds (which are far from real recordings) and mainly on leave-one-out validation method thus they are not reliable. What is New: • AI learning process was based on thousands of signals from real patients and a reliable description of recordings was based on multiple validation by physicians and acoustician resulting in practical and statistical prove of AI high performance.


Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: European journal of pediatrics
ISSN: 1432-1076


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [11928 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

The Current State of Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science that deals with the development of algorithms that seek to simulate human intelligence. We provide an overview of the basic principles in A...

Comparison of analogue and electronic stethoscopes for pulmonary auscultation by internal medicine residents.

Electronic stethoscopes are becoming more common in clinical practice. They may improve the accuracy and efficiency of pulmonary auscultation, but the data to support their benefit are limited.

Artificial intelligence in glaucoma.

The use of computers has become increasingly relevant to medical decision-making, and artificial intelligence methods have recently demonstrated significant advances in medicine. We therefore provide ...

Artificial Intelligence Transforms the Future of Healthcare.

Life sciences researchers using Artificial Intelligence are under pressure to innovate faster than ever. Large, multilevel, and integrated datasets offer the promise of unlocking novel insights and ac...

Artificial intelligence in reproductive medicine.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has experienced rapid growth over the past few years, moving from the experimental to the implementation phase in various fields, including medicine. Advances in learning ...

Clinical Trials [7587 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Automated Phonocardiography Analysis in Adults

Background: Computer aided auscultation in the differentiation of pathologic (AHA class I) from no- or innocent murmurs (AHA class III) via artificial intelligence algorithms could be a us...

Simple, Mobile-based Artificial Intelligence AlgoRithms in the Detection of Diabetic ReTinopathy (SMART) Study

This is an observational cross sectional study aimed to evaluate the performance of the artificial intelligence algorithm in detecting any grade of diabetic retinopathy using retinal image...

Quality Improvement Intervention in Colonoscopy Using Artificial Intelligence

Quality measures in colonoscopy are important guides for improving the quality of patient care. But quality improvement intervention is not taking place, primarily because of the inconveni...

Validation of an Artificial Intelligence-based Algorithm for Skeletal Age Assessment

The purpose of this study is to understand the effects of using a Artificial Intelligence algorithm for skeletal age estimation as a computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) system. In this prospec...

Tailored Drug Titration Through Artificial Intelligence

ARTERY is a randomized clinical trial that investigates the benefit of a predictive modeling artificial intelligence in improving the management of anti-hypertensive medication treatment.

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The study and implementation of techniques and methods for designing computer systems to perform functions normally associated with human intelligence, such as understanding language, learning, reasoning, problem solving, etc.

Deviation or aberration in the practical implementation of standard empirical procedures, distinct from MEDICAL ERRORS and SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT.

The ability to understand and manage emotions and to use emotional knowledge to enhance thought and deal effectively with tasks. Components of emotional intelligence include empathy, self-motivation, self-awareness, self-regulation, and social skill. Emotional intelligence is a measurement of one's ability to socialize or relate to others.

A type of ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE that enable COMPUTERS to independently initiate and execute LEARNING when exposed to new data.

A device, activated electronically or by expired pulmonary air, which simulates laryngeal activity and enables a laryngectomized person to speak. Examples of the pneumatic mechanical device are the Tokyo and Van Hunen artificial larynges. Electronic devices include the Western Electric electrolarynx, Tait oral vibrator, Cooper-Rand electrolarynx and the Ticchioni pipe.

Quick Search


DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Pulmonary relating to or associated with the lungs eg Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Influenza,  Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sleep Disorders etc Follow and track Lung Cancer News ...

Asthma COPD Cystic Fibrosis Pneumonia Pulmonary Medicine Respiratory Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are any infection of the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs.  They're usually caused by viruses, but they can also ...

Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...

Searches Linking to this Article