Will Artificial Intelligence Sell More CT Systems?

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Steve Holloway
Published: March 14, 2018 In The News

14th March 2018 – Featured in AuntMinnie Europe – It is already becoming clear that artificial intelligence (AI) will have a big part to play in the future of medical imaging. However, less clear is the impact of AI on the commercial market for medical imaging hardware. If we take the case of CT, a multibillion-euro hardware and services market, will AI drive greater demand for systems or less? Below, we look at a few of the trends shaping the direction of the CT market and discuss if, and how, AI will play a role.

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Support for the use of low-dose CT for lung screening has been gaining momentum, with health legislators in the U.S. and Western Europe calling for wide-reaching adoption, especially in high-risk populations. While there is little opportunity here to discuss the detailed arguments and evidence behind these recommendations, consensus certainly points toward greater use of low-dose CT for lung screening. In the case of Western Europe, recent guidelines recommend European Union-wide implementation of lung CT screening within the next 48 months.

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