Innovation plays a crucial role in the medical industry. With the emerging medical imaging techniques, the medical field will witness many technology revolutions.
FREMONT, CA:Medical imaging helps doctors detect and diagnose a wide range of diseases, from cancer and appendicitis to stroke and heart disease, and helps save millions of lives each year. Since non-invasive early disease detection saves a number of lives, scientific investment continues to increase.
AI can transform the medical imaging industry by sifting through the mountains of scans rapidly and offering the providers and the patients with life-changing insights into various diseases, injuries, and conditions that are very difficult to detect without the supplemental technology.
VR and 3D Imaging
Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D imaging technology innovation were, earlier, only used for entertainment, but now they also have important implications within the medical imaging industry. Like the MRIs and CT scans, currently, their display in 2D requires physicians to use their imaginations to mentally combine a full picture of the 3D organ or body part. New augmented reality technologies, like EchoPixel True 3D, have made it likely for radiologists or physicians to take slices of MRI pictures to create a 3D image that physicians can examine with 3D glasses and VR headset.
With nuclear imaging, a patient is injected with or swallows radioactive materials known as the radiotracers or radiopharmaceuticals before a medical imaging scan like a position emission tomography (PET) or a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). While the scan is taking place, the camera focuses on the area where the radioactive material concentrates, showing the doctor what kind of problem exists. These kinds of scans are particularly helpful when diagnosing thyroid disease, gall bladder disease, heart conditions, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.
Wearable devices are yet another trending topic in the medical industry. This technology is still in budding stages, but experts in the field strongly believe that there will be massive developments in radiology and predictive healthcare in the coming future.