Contest offers $1.8M for COVID-19 CT research

By staff writers

August 11, 2020 -- Research teams that develop the most effective clinical protocol for the use of CT scans in the fight against COVID-19 can win prizes from a $1.8 million purse in a new contest launched August 11.

The XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance and the New England Complex Systems Institute announced that they have created the COVID-19 CT Scan Collaborative to speed up the use of CT scans for the diagnosis and treatment for the novel coronavirus. The collaborative includes Mount Sinai Hospital, the Open-QIC COVID Registry, and the network.

The collaborative's goal is to advance the development of clinical protocols for CT scanning for the management of COVID-19. Judging will be based on the following two criteria:

  1. COVID-19 detection, as measured against reduction of transmission
  2. Diagnosis, prediction, and management of the treatment of COVID-19, to be measured by the reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases that progress from mild to severe

Teams interested in competing must register here by November 1.

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