<span class="var-sub_title">Fast and Accurate Training of an AI Radiologist</span> SC18 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

Fast and Accurate Training of an AI Radiologist

Authors: Lucas A. Wilson (Dell EMC), Vineet Gundecha (Dell EMC), Srinivas Varadharajan (Dell EMC), Alex Filby (Dell EMC), Pei Yang (Dell EMC), Quy Ta (Dell EMC), Valeriu Codreanu (SURFsara), Damian Podareanu (SURFsara), Vikram Saletore (Intel Corporation)

Abstract: The health care industry is expected to be an early adopter of AI and deep learning to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and speed up diagnosis. We have developed models for using AI to diagnose pneumonia, emphysema, and other thoracic pathologies from chest x-rays. Using the Stanford University CheXNet model as inspiration, we explore ways of developing accurate models for this problem with fast parallel training on Zenith, the Intel Xeon-based supercomputer at Dell EMC's HPC and AI Innovation Lab. We explore various network topologies to gain insight into what types of neural networks scale well in parallel and improve training time from days to hours. We then explore transferring this learned knowledge to other radiology subdomains, such as mammography, and whether this leads to better models than developing subdomain models independently.

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