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Placentas can provide critical information about the health of the mother and baby; yet, in the U.S., only about 20% of placentas are assessed by pathology exams after delivery. A new approach from researchers at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) uses computerized photographic image analysis to provide an easier, less costly path to placental analysis.
The patent-pending technology uses artificial intelligence to analyze an image of each side of the placenta after delivery. It then produces a report with information that could inform the clinical care of the mother and child, such as whether the fetus was getting enough oxygen in the womb.
To create the system, the researchers analyzed 13,000 high-quality images of…READ MORE