GE Healthcare received the A-Okay to move forward in the robot revolution. The FDA cleared Critical Care Suite: a new artificial-intelligence x-ray machine that detects pneumothorax – AKA, a collapsed lung.
- That’s fast. GE Healthcare says it can drastically reduce the timeframe for diagnosing and treating a collapsed lung from eight hours to 15 minutes!
- Robo-tech. The technology uses AI to analyze images from an X-ray. (If a condition is suspected, the image is sent straight to the Radiologist for review).
- No clouded judgment. Unlike most humans, Critical Care Suite isn’t dependent on internet connection (it works outside the cloud). Of course, the radiologist ultimately confirms whether the AI is accurate.
So far, it carries a 96% success rating and they are actively working to eliminate the errors.
How does this affect my wallet?
The big picture. The deadly condition (collapsed lung) affects 74,000 Americans annually and GE Healthcare is working to enhance the technology to detect other conditions, with a goal to integrate AI into every aspect of the healthcare industry.
- It believes AI will ultimately “improve patient outcomes, reduce waste and inefficiencies, and eliminate costly errors.”
The approval comes at a time when AI is expanding in all sectors. In the medical field it helps doctors analyze a range of conditions to reduce costs and inefficiencies.
Moving parts. GE Healthcare separated from its parent company last year.
Artificial intelligence is growing in many industries around the world. McDonald’s recently acquired two AI tech systems and the healthcare industry is constantly innovating to make procedures faster and easier.
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