By Greg Bolcer is CDO of Bitvore | Via MedTech Boston | June 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a tour de force in just about every industry. From business owners using AI algorithms to answer simple questions about their company to “Jeopardy” contestants vying against IBM Watson, the speed at which AI has advanced into innumerable industries is astounding. It’s no surprise that this remarkable technology has found a home in healthcare.
AI won’t replace clinicians in the foreseeable future, but this technology has made considerable strides in the medical field, both for doctors and patients. These are some of the ways artificial intelligence has transformed — and will continue to transform — the healthcare industry for the better.
AI and Cancer Detection
Recent studies have suggested that AI technology has become one of the most effective ways of diagnosing potentially fatal lung cancer. AI tech was pitted against the most popular way to diagnose cancer, low-dose computerized tomography (LDCT) scans. In fact, many researchers claim that LDCT scans are the best way to diagnose lung cancer because they have been shown to help reduce lung cancer rates by 20%. This was an important discovery, given that lung cancer is the leading form of cancer-related deaths in the United States.