Pneumonia as a result of COVID-19 occurs when parts of the lung fuse and collapse.

The virus damages the surface area in the organ where oxygen transfer usually takes place.

When the surface area shrinks, breathing then becomes difficult, and the damage to the lungs can only be detected with an X-ray or CT scan.

Fortunately, an artificial intelligence developed by a Ghanaian scientist is able to analyze chest X-ray or CT scan images to determine lung abnormalities.

On Tech Thursday, Luv FM’s Kwasi Debrah speaks with Dr Mark Amo-Boateng of the University of Energy and Natural Resources.