Future Healthcare Today curates the latest news and trends in the health IT industry. In this roundup, we focus on news in medical imaging in honor of National Radiologic Technology Week including the launch of UCSF’s Center for Intelligent Imaging, the first FDA clearance on an artificial intelligence imaging system, and the need to upgrade PACS with enterprise imaging strategies.
THE LAUNCH OF CI2 FOR EVALUATING DISEASES AND OVERALL HEALTH
UC San Francisco, in partnership with NVIDIA Corp., revealed a plan to launch the Center for Intelligent Imaging (ci2) which “will serve as a hub for the multidisciplinary development of AI in imaging to meet unmet clinical needs and provide a platform to measure impact and outcomes of this technology,” said Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, Chair of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. Focusing on a full-circle strategy, the Center for Intelligent Imaging will work to streamline the process from which a patient arrives for a scan to the final product – the delivery of individualized, quantitative, prognostic, and care-defining information. Read more here.
REPLACING PACS WITH ENTERPRISE IMAGING STRATEGIES
As the industry continues to evolve picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) are no match for enterprise imaging strategies. While PACS house traditional radiology and cardiology images enterprise imaging strategies store information from other care areas including surgery, endoscopy, and dermatology making it easier for collaboration and across departments and practitioners. As medical imaging becomes more and more in demand the use of enterprise imaging strategies will replace outdated and lagging PACS with efficiency – leading to the best care and treatment possible for patients. Read more here.
THE FIRST ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IMAGING SYSTEM TO RECEIVE FDA CLEARANCE
Artificial intelligence imaging system manufacturer Omega Medical Imaging announced that the organization’s FluoroShield™ system is cleared by the FDA. With this medical imaging technology image quality is improved with less exposure to harmful x-rays and allows for minimal input by the operator among other benefits. “Until now products on the market have only been able to manage radiation to patients and staff. FluoroShield™ is the only system in the world that provides an actual reduction in dose. The impact of this groundbreaking solution for patients and healthcare providers is substantial,” said Brian Fleming, President of Omega Medical Imaging. Read more here.