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Nvidia, GE Healthcare, and Nuance harness AI to improve radiology

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Nvidia, GE Healthcare, and Nuance have teamed up to harness the power of AI in a bid to improve the vital area of medical imaging.

Medical imaging is so important because it offers a way to pick up and detect problems as early as possible without intrusive methods. GE Healthcare and Nuance have chosen to partner with Nvidia for use of their deep learning platform.

Kimberly Powell, Vice President of Healthcare at NVIDIA, said: “Medical imaging is an essential tool for delivering the best healthcare, and now we have the opportunity to massively enhance it with AI.”

GE Healthcare

To begin with, Nvidia’s AI computing platform will be deployed across GE Healthcare’s 500,000 imaging devices around the world and use ‘Revolution Frontier CT’ which Nvidia claims is twice as fast at image processing than its predecessor.

The company will also power GE Healthcare’s analytics platform ‘Applied Intelligence’ to help ensure the faster deployment of deep-learning algorithms for future medical instruments.

Nuance

Next up is the partnership with Nuance who are announcing their ‘AI Marketplace for Diagnostic Imaging’ which is built on Nvidia’s deep learning platform.

The aim for the marketplace is to enable radiologists to get involved with building potentially life-saving algorithms for use in clinics around the world.

“Transforming the delivery of patient care and combating disease starts with the most advanced technologies being readily available when and where it counts – in every reading room, across the United States,” said Peter Durlach, senior vice president, Healthcare at Nuance.

“Our AI Marketplace will bring together the leading technical, research and healthcare minds to create a collection of image processing algorithms that, when made accessible to the wide array of radiologists who use our solutions daily, has the power to exponentially impact outcomes and further drive the value of radiologists to the broader care team.”

Nuance claims around 70 percent of radiologists use their image-sharing and reporting solutions, and the deployment of this marketplace will help to improve the workflow of radiologists for quicker detection and quantification of key clinical findings.

Nvidia’s Digits developer tool will be updated to provide developers with a way to publish their algorithms directly to Nuance PowerShare.

The announcements were made during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), in Chicago, which was attended by more than 50,000 professionals.

Find the rest of our coverage of AI for healthcare purposes here.

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