Signify Premium Insight: A Comprehensive Response to Medical Imaging AI
Published: April 8, 2021
The need for artificial intelligence is clear. Globally, the volume of scans requiring interpretation is growing at a much greater pace than increases in the numbers of radiologists to read them. With radiologists working at capacity, this bottleneck can only be alleviated by technologies such as AI that can increase the productivity of these radiologists, allowing more reads to be performed by the existing workforce, or to enable radiologists to focus on more complex tasks, while AI tools automate simpler parts of the process.
This potential has encouraged many companies to expend resources developing AI algorithms for a variety of medical imaging applications. In many cases these companies are focused on developing algorithms which address a single, specific clinical need, such as the detection of a specific radiological finding (e.g. lung nodule) for a particular scan type (e.g. chest CT).