IU School of Medicine, Fujifilm to study AI use in diagnostic imaging

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A large medical school and imaging vendor will collaborate on research for applying artificial intelligence to medical imaging.

The Indiana University School of Medicine will work with Fujiflim to jointly study how to apply AI in medical imaging diagnostic support systems.

The announcement of the joint effort continues a trend toward researching how computing power can be used to support healthcare delivery and assist clinicians in diagnosing patients and supporting care.

Executives from Indiana University and Fujifilm say advances in diagnostic imaging system capabilities, such as multi-slice computed tomography, has led to significant increases in the number of images that need to be interpreted. As a result, AI has potential to be applied to support physicians by detecting suspicious lesions in images by automating comparison to prior studies and implementing semi-automated reporting.

Fujifilm is developing image diagnosis support systems that use AI to support the diagnostic workflow of physicians, and it’s partnering with leading AI technology vendors to expand the number of diseases that can be diagnosed through medical imaging.

The Indiana University School of Medicine is affiliated with Indiana University Health, an integrated healthcare system operating 17 hospitals.

The partnership will initially study the use of AI to segment and quantify muscle atrophy, or sarcopenia, in body images as well as the detection and quantification of brain lesions in neuroradiology imaging exams.

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