GE Healthcare wins first FDA clearance for A.I. powered X-ray system

The FDA gives green signal to GE Healthcare’s new AI based X-ray device (Critical Care Suite) to prioritize critical cases for pneumothorax, a type of collapsed lung. This technology can reduce diagnosis time from eight hours to fifteen minutes.

How the AI algorithm works:

A scanned image of lungs is automatically searched for pneumothorax. If pneumothorax is predicted then a notification with the original chest X-ray, is sent to the radiologist/doctor to review. The technologist who is performing the scan is also been notified to understand the seriousness of a case.

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