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A New Era for AI x Medical Imaging

Michelle from Wistron ITS spoke about “The Application and Development of Intelligent Medical Imaging”.

AI-related applications are constantly innovating. Medical imaging, which accounts for 90% of medical data, is considered easiest area for AI to be broadly applied. Wistron ITS has dedicated our efforts in this particular field for many years. One of our team members, Michelle, recently spoke about the topic of “The Application and Development of Intelligent Medical Imaging.”

The Innovative Future of Medical Imaging

Let us travel forward in time and imagine the future in 25 years. With AI, medical imaging will not only be able to process and integrate data simultaneously, but also detect early signs of diseases. Moreover, it could automatically issue warnings and produce examination and pathological reports. As a result, doctors would be able to obtain the patient’s data and have enough time for diagnosis, decrease misdiagnoses and improve healthcare quality. This could become a reality in the near future because of the rapid development of AI.

Greater Efficiency with AI to Interpret Millions of CT Scans

There is constant need for image interpretation in the medical imaging field. For example, if there were 20,000 patients getting a CT scan in a hospital annually and 500 images for each individual, there would be a total of 10 million medical images each year. If there were only a few doctors interpreting them manually, the burden would be too great. With AI, the interpretation of medical images can be much more efficient. There are more than 2,000 diseases that require the interpretation of various kinds of medical imaging, such as X-rays, CT scans, NMR, ultrasound scans, endoscopy tests, and so forth. All of this provides much room for AI application, and therefore the future of AI development is full of potential.

Wistron ITS is Moving into a New Era for Medical AI with Clients

Wistron ITS has already achieved real-world applications for medical imaging with AI by helping our clients build deep learning models and algorithms, which were then applied to detecting and slicing images of organs and increased interpretation accuracy from 82% to 96% for liver and spleen diseases in particular. Currently, there is high demand for efforts and resources to be put into image filtering and annotating. Therefore, in addition to providing services for deep learning and AI applications, Wistron ITS has also begun to develop algorithms to hopefully assist in lowering the demands for human resources in the future.

As the world’s population ages, Signify Research has pointed out that the market for AI medical imaging will reach 2 billion USD in 2023. Wistron ITS is ready to lead our clients into this new era of technology in medicine.