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AI - a game changer in the field of Medicine

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has entrenched a major upheaval in most of the industries today. It has also infiltrated into the realm of health care sector at a breakneck speed.

The CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, has said, “With AI, especially, I’m really optimistic. In the next five to ten years, AI is going to deliver many improvements in the quality of our lives”.

One of the trending domains under AI is Radiology. There is huge gap between supply and demand Curve especially with respected to the available radiologists. AI influences automatic diagnosis. Ample data is available to implement AI technology to make life easy.

Radiology is the first Food and Drug Authority (FDA) approved AI/ML application. Cardiology is another category that has received four FDA-approved medical devices and algorithms. AI/ML applications are used for medical devices apart from these there is huge scope for laboratory result interpretation tool in the field of internal medicine especially for diabetes.

The ability to intensify automatic detection and the support to intelligent decision-making makes AI a game-changer. Eventually AI will bring about another revolution in health care sector.

Dr. N. M. Masoodhu Banu
HoD – Biomedical Engineering,
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology.