Bringing cutting edge technology closer to the patients
Manoj Ramachandran, BSc, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(Orth), of Royal London and Barts, tells us about deep learning and medical imaging. Artificial intelligence technology, can be utilised to train algorithms to recognise anatomy and pathology in medical imaging, starting with ultrasound scans. Dr. Ramachandran uses hip dysplasia as a first case example, using algorithms to recognise this condition, which is now working very well. He mentions the aim to build more algorithms in the next two years, with ten in the pipeline, along with lots of conversations with doctor groups and hospitals, to start instituting these algorithms into routine clinical welfare. He then highlights the process of adopting new technologies, along with the challenges they may create in the process.