Blog's qXR Becomes First AI-based Chest X-ray Interpretation Tool to Receive CE Certification, a healthcare AI start-up, today declared that its chest x-ray product, qXR has received CE certification. Trained on more than one million chest x-rays, qXR detects 15 of the most common chest x-ray abnormalities with an accuracy of more than 90 percent. Taking only milliseconds to run, the product uses a heat map or bounding box to point out abnormalities to the clinician, facilitating rapid confirmation. In settings without trained healthcare professionals, qXR is already being used to screen for tuberculosis, proving a valuable supplement to the existing healthcare systems. There are fewer than five companies internationally who have received a CE certification for AI-based radiology products.

"The chest x-ray is the most commonly-performed radiology investigation, but one of the toughest to interpret," said Dr. Shalini Govil, Quality Controller for the Columbia Asia Radiology Group. "'s solution could serve as a radiology assistant, providing a draft report that can be validated by a physician or radiologist. They've also come up with technology to visualize what the algorithm sees - a way to 'see through the computer's eyes.' I think this will be a game-changer on the road to building confidence in AI."

This technology is also being used internationally as a screening tool for Tuberculosis. Forty percent of the 10.4 million annual Tuberculosis cases do not get proper care because they're not properly diagnosed. qXR can substantially speed-up the Tuberculosis diagnosis protocol by screening chest X-rays in milliseconds.

"We're excited to declare this certification, which clears our path to market in many geographies," said Prashant Warier, Co-Founder and CEO of "qXR can support doctors quickly and accurately detect and highlight abnormalities, reducing the chances of a missed diagnosis." has also released a web-based interface that allows radiologists to test the performance of qXR. This portal -- available at -- gives users a real-time interpretation of a chest x-ray.

qXR is part of a line-up of deep learning products for radiology developed by, including automated interpretation algorithms for head CT scans, brain and musculoskeletal MRIs. Last month, the company declared the launch of its AI-powered head CT scan interpretation product that recognizes brain bleeds and fractures.