Veterinarians Use Artificial Intelligence to Aid in the Diagnosis of Addison’s Disease

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Dr. Krystle Reagan recently attended our Health Data Science Day and shared data and visionary ideas with physicians and human medicine researchers on subjects such as AI, machine learning, and other benefits of health sciences data collection and analysis.  

Dr. Reagan was on a small team that developed an algorithm utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to detect Addison’s disease, a rare, life-threatening illness in dogs. Addison’s disease, also known as hypoadrenocorticism, is a condition that results in a lack of critical hormones, which are needed to maintain health. The team touts the program, which has an accuracy rate greater than 99 percent, to be superior to any other screening tool that utilizes routine blood tests available to veterinarians.

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