Say hello to artificial intelligence

Say hello to artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not only the future, it is the present.

From smartphone assistants to social media monitoring, AI is quickly becoming an integral part of modern-day life. Healthcare is one of the largest industries utilizing AI, with applications in several areas of patient care.

One application is radiology, a branch of medicine that uses imaging technology to diagnose and treat disease and injury. Digital imaging and the interpretation of those results are two components of radiology AI.

In radiology, health professionals use high-tech, digital imaging equipment to produce pictures of the internal structures of the body. These body “scans” are performed using X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and other technology. Radiologists, who are medical doctors, interpret the images and provide diagnosis and treatment.

With the rise of AI, the question arises: Will AI replace humans, specifically radiologists? The consensus among experts is no; AI is simply another tool for them to use. However, AI will profoundly change how radiologists practice, most likely in a direction that pleases them, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

On the imaging side, AI is proving to be beneficial in the commitment to improve quality of care. AI technology produces sharper, customized images much faster than traditional methods. It does so without changing the anatomy or pathology being scanned. It also increases patient safety by coordinating the optimal radiation dose a person receives based on his or her physical characteristics (ie, body size and build).

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions. It uses a special set of instructions called algorithms to learn and solve problems. AI has become the backbone of some of the most successful companies in the world, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Microsoft.

So, what is the future of AI in radiology services? According to Aidoc, a pioneer in healthcare AI, “Artificial intelligence in radiology is not about taking over, it’s about reshaping the future.” The technology can be used to enhance and support medical professionals by streamlining processes, reducing the diagnosis burden, and improving workflow efficiency.