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The use of augmented and virtual reality in radiology was the subject of two articles and part of the HIMSS 2019 trends article in the top 25 list. Augmented reality is being looked at as a way to better train radiologists, allow surgeons to use medical imaging in true 3-D to better plan surgeries, and it can allow patients to better understand their conditions compared to use of traditional 2-D medical images. Photo by Dave Fornell.
This is work-in-progress artificial intelligence app on Fujifilm's mobile digital radiography system to immediately detect pneumothorax (a collapsed lung), The AI highlights the area of interest to show the location to the technologist and attending physician in a unit before the image is even uploaded to the PACS for a read by a radiologist. The technology also can flag the study for an immediate read in the PACS worklist for confirmation by a human. This technology is from a third-party and will be offered on Fujifilm's REiLI AI platform. Applications like this that have immediate impact on critical patient care saw a lot of interest at RSNA 2019. Photos by ITN Editor Dave Fornell.
The Hitachi Scenaria View CT scanner on display at the 2019 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December. This workhorse 64 or 128 slice CT system, and Hitchai's portfolio of MRI and ultrasound systems, is attracting the attention of Fujifilm, which does not have some of these technologies. Combined, the new new portfolio may help Fujifilm capture a larger portion of international radiology market share. Photo by Dave Fornell.