Will intelligent machines invade the radiology reading room and push trained human doctors aside, asks Karim Karti, president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Imaging business, in MedCity News.

Radiologists already use AI – likely in a hospital near you – to help make patient care more effective, efficient and faster. It is no zero-sum game; it is a partnership between clinicians and code that augments, not replaces, human caregivers in ways previously unimagined.

Take the complex process of generating a Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) of a beating heart. Capturing the heart using medical imaging is not just technically difficult, but also time-consuming. It involves terabytes of data requiring hours of expert interpretation, as well as patient discomfort and worry not just while being scanned, but also while waiting for results. This is a process ripe for improvement.

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