Various technologies like artificial intelligence and three-dimensional printing are impacting the healthcare sector and enhancing its process.
FREMONT, CA: In the healthcare sector, the two significant conferences bring out new development in medical imaging. Medical imaging enables doctors to see inside a patient's body from the outside. Prior to imaging technologies, diagnosing injuries and diseases was often difficult or impossible. Medical imaging procedures like X-rays, computerized (or computed) tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear imaging, including bone scans, positron emission tomography, and ultrasound (or sonography) can help radiologists diagnose and treat health conditions. Here are some of the top imaging technologies which can be utilized in the healthcare sector.
1. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence has increased the radiology community's efficiency, and the healthcare sector is focusing on making the technology better with radiologists. Therefore, it will become easy for the doctors to be directed by AI while conducting imaging tests on the patients based on their symptoms instead of performing one and ordering a second.
Compared with the traditional method, the actual procedure of getting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan will be much faster because AI will guide the technician. It will direct the doctors about the right position for the machine to accurately get the right setting for the scan based on age, disease, gender, and area.
Moreover, the exposure to the radiation for the patients will also decrease. It is necessary to have high but safe radiation for high-quality image supportive. But artificial intelligence will help decrease the doses so produce low-quality images and then change them into high-quality ones by utilizing raw data from the machines.
2. Three-dimensional Printing
The patients must know about the procedures before surgery is done. AR techniques can help the patients understand their anatomy and what will happen during the surgery. Many hospitals have started using AR models and 3D printed models to educate patients about their condition. The 3D printed models are more efficient as it makes it easy for patients to understand the details related to kidney or tumor-specific issues.
3. Augmented Reality
In the healthcare sector, augmented reality and virtual reality also have many new applications. The surgeons can study radiology scans for the patient before preparing for the surgeries. Furthermore, three-dimensional imaging has also enhanced the capability of getting a better visuality of patient anatomy. With AR's help, the healthcare providers can convert and mount the medical images on the AR headsets, which the surgeon can wear when they perform the surgery.