Does Technology Really Impact Medical Imaging Platform?
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Does Technology Really Impact Medical Imaging Platform?

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, December 16, 2019

With the evolving medical imaging techniques, the medical field will witness early detection and treatment of diseases, thereby saving millions of lives.

FREMONT, CA: Medical imaging assists doctors to detect and treat a wide range of diseases, including cancer, appendicitis, stroke, and other related heart diseases. The technology saves millions of lives each year. Medical imaging is a non-invasive early disease detection tool that saves a number of lives, and therefore the investment in this technology will continue to increase in the future.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The technology can transform the medical imaging industry by navigating through the mountains of scans rapidly and offering the physicians insights into various diseases, injuries, and conditions that are very difficult to detect without supplemental technology.

Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D Imaging

Gone are the days when VR and 3D imaging technology innovations were only used for entertainment, and now they also have important implications within the medical imaging industry. Physicians look for an image with more significant potential than MRIs and CT scans, which are 2D images, as they do not want to believe their traditional method of imagining a full image of the 3D organ or body part. The advent of augmented reality technologies, like EchoPixel True 3D, has made it likely for radiologists or physicians to obtain slices of MRI pictures and create a 3D image that physicians can examine with 3D glasses and VR headset.

Nuclear Imaging

In this technique, a patient is injected with or made to swallow radioactive materials known as the radiotracers or radiopharmaceuticals before a medical imaging scan like a position emission tomography (PET) or single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is performed. During the scan, the camera is moved to focus on the area where the concentration of radioactive material is high, enabling the doctor to figure out what kind of problem exists. These kinds of scans are particularly helpful when diagnosing complicated cases like gall bladder disease, heart conditions, thyroid disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.

Wearables

Wearable devices are yet another trending topic in the medical industry. This technology is still in the infancy stage. Still, experts in the field strongly believe that there will be massive developments that will revolutionize the healthcare sector in the coming future.

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