A Glance into Medical Imaging Technology's Future

A Glance into Medical Imaging Technology's Future

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Medical imaging is now an essential part of disease diagnosis and management since it gives the doctor a clear picture of what's going on inside the patient's body.

Fremont, CA: The first image that comes to mind on hearing the term medical imaging is of a radiograph, or an X-ray as it is more widely known. While radiographs are the oldest and most commonly used medical imaging technique, there is much more to this fascinating and forward-thinking field of science today. Substantial breakthroughs are expected in medical imaging technology in the not-too-distant future.

Medical imaging technology is a broad word that refers to any technique that allows medical professionals to see within the body or locations that are not visible to the human eye. The visualization of these structures can help in disease diagnosis, therapy planning, treatment execution such as image-guided intervention, as well as monitoring and surveillance.

Looking into the future of Medical Imaging Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The ability of machines to replicate human intelligence is referred to as artificial intelligence (AI). This is especially true of cognitive tasks like learning and problem solving. In the context of medical imaging, AI can be trained to detect irregularities in human tissue, assisting in illness diagnosis and therapy monitoring. AI can help radiologists in three different ways. AI can sift through massive quantities of photos and patient data at superhuman speeds. Workflows may be sped up as a result of this. Second, AI can be taught to recognize anomalies that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. This has the potential to increase diagnostic accuracy. Finally, AI may be used to extract previous imaging scans from a patient's electronic medical record (EMR) and compare them to the latest scan results. Other information from the patient's EMR, such as any relevant medical history, can be accessed and used to help with diagnosis.

Cloud-based applications

The fast improvement of imaging technology, as well as the widespread use of medical pictures in healthcare, has created a need for new ways to store and share medical imaging data. In this context, cloud computing has emerged as one of the most important factors of medical imaging technology's future. With the help of the internet, cloud technology allows for the storage and

sharing of data regardless of geographic location. The storage and retrieval of DICOM-format imaging files is made easier using cloud-based medical imaging solutions. They improve efficiency while lowering expenses. Healthcare practitioners from all across the world can collaborate on medical imaging data. As a result, patients will have better health outcomes.

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