Thailand’s Siriraj Hospital to deploy NVIDIA DGX A100 systems for medical research & clinical applications

Thailand’s largest government hospital, Siriraj Hospital, which has more than 2,500 beds and caters to over 8,000 outpatients daily, will be the first hospital in Southeast Asia to deploy two NVIDIA DGX A100 systems for medical research and clinical applications. Officially launched in May 2020, the NVIDIA DGX A100 is the world’s first AI system built on the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU.

Siriraj Hospital is the university hospital of Mahidol University, whose Faculty of Medicine focuses on research, medicine and healthcare.

WHY IT MATTERS

The hospital’s radiology department is the first in Thailand to explore research and clinical application of AI on radiology images, including plain radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasonography.

Each day, the hospital collects 1,000 to 2,000 CT scan images and 500 to 1,000 MRI images for each patient. Multiply this by the 200 CT studies and 50 to 60 MRI studies each day and the amount of data is massive, making it difficult for radiologists to analyze and interpret in a timely manner required for 
clinical efficiency.

“We have to focus on image classification to pick up the possible lesions among the vast number of images to help radiologists interpret the