The FDA has recently begun greenlighting its fair share of AI-powered medical tech, but its latest approval of the Imagen OsteoDetect shows just how far medical AI technology has come. The new diagnostics tool was purpose-built to quickly detect distal radius wrist fractures and does so using machine learning algorithm studies. The AI gathers knowledge from 2D X-rays and uses this knowledge search for signs of fractures and marks them for closer studies.
The Imagen OsteoDetect is not meant to replace doctors of clinicians, but instead aims to improve their diagnosis times and accuracy. Early studies have shown that the Imagen OsteoDetect has been able to drastically help doctors make a final diagnosis and Imagen hopes that further use will drastically reduce hospital wait times for breaks and fractures.
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