AI Continues to Push Medical Imaging Forward

There is a clear development towards AI and robotics becoming an integral part of everyday life in many industries, but none more so than the medical industry. With obvious applications for the groundbreaking tech in the areas of screening and risk assessment, the industry is making huge movements towards fully integrating artificial intelligence into diagnostics, recommending the best possible treatment action as well as analysing medical imaging to a profoundly accurate degree. With these movements, it’s no wonder that the Prysm Medical Portfolio will have a deep focus on AI, robotics and machine learning at the Medical Imaging Convention, European Neuro Convention and the European Oncology Convention.

There are such clear benefits to the addition of AI and robotics into medical imaging that it makes sense for this part of the industry to be the pioneer with regards to applying AI in day to day activities. Back in 2016, the Houston Methodist Research Institute started to develop initial use of AI in medical imaging, discovering that the tech could read mammograms 30x faster than human eyes, alongside a 99% accuracy rate of detection. Now, London will also see a brand new £10mil research centre for AI and Robotics being built ready to train the next generation of healthcare professional to be fully capable of utilising the tech.

With a number of seminars contributing to the education stream available for the visitors, there will be dedicated theatre to the applications of AI, robotics and machine learning across the Medical Imaging, Neuro and Oncology industries. As we begin to understand using machine learning algorithms to better diagnose coronary artery risks, Cheerag Shirodaria from Caristo Diagnostics will be leading a seminar looking into just how AI can identify future risks. From University College London Simon Walker-Samuel will discuss how AI and machine learning will assist in assessing tumour microstructure from MRI scans.

Dr. Hugh Harvey from Kheiron Medical Technologies will be exploring the benefits and pitfalls of adding deep learning algorithms into the NHS breast screening programme, a topic that is very poignant given the struggles that the NHS are facing with regards to staff shortages. If AI can improve screening rates and also accuracy, this could help offset the growing need that is placing its weight onto the NHS more and more each week.

The Medical Imaging Convention, and the remaining Prysm Medical Portfolio, will be endeavoring to truly shine a light on a technological development that is quickly taking over the medical industry. AI, robotics and machine learning are officially here, and it’s time to learn about their capabilities so that they can be applied to their fullest, and begin to positively benefit the industry as a whole. Tickets for the Medical Imaging Convention are free and readily available now, you can register by visiting the link at the top of the page.

If you are a supplier of AI, robotics or machine learning services, do not hesitate to get in contact with Nick Woore on 0117 929 6097 or at