COVID-19 AI Detection Challenge (2021)

Diagnosing COVID-19 can take days, but the results of chest radiographs can be obtained in minutes. To help medical professionals around the world diagnose and treat COVID-19 more quickly, RSNA, the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of Valencia Region (FISABIO) are co-hosting the COVID-19 AI Detection Challenge on the Kaggle competition platform.

Participants are challenged to build a model that can detect and localize COVID-19 pneumonia and grade the radiographs based on their appearance (typical, atypical or indeterminate) to help radiologists provide a quick and confident diagnosis.

Challenge prizes

  • First place: $15,000
  • Second place: $12,000
  • Third place: $10,000
  • Fourth place: $7,000
  • Fifth place: $6,000
  • Sixth-15th place: $5,000 each

Winners will be announced mid-September and recognized at both the SIIM C-MIMI meeting (September 19–21) and at RSNA 2021 (November 28–December 2).

Submission deadlines

  • August 2: Entry deadline. Participants must accept the competition rules before this date in order to compete.
  • August 2: Team merger deadline. This is the last day participants may join or merge teams.
  • August 9: Final submission deadline.

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