The 415-licensed-bed children’s hospital in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Children’s Hospital is reportedly building an Artificial Intelligence system to examine medical imaging for pediatric patients. As per the report, the hospital is teaming up with GE Healthcare to implant AI-powered software into the vendor’s medical imaging equipment. The hospital also consulted with its radiologists to create an algorithm that will allow the software to learn and perform better decisions pertaining to pediatric brain images.
In a statement, Boston Children’s Hospital CEO Sandra Fenwick stated that “How do you take knowledge? How do you apply it so that it doesn’t sit in a few places in Children’s Hospital, but you can literally make it so that no child going anywhere ends up with a misdiagnosis?” According to him, “That’s one thing that we’re working on that we really think is going to change the way children get care, not just at Children’s but much more broadly.” As looking around the market prediction report, a recent study by Frost & Sullivan predicted that the precision medical imaging market would reach USD8 billion through 2027, which is up from USD120 million in 2017.
Precision medical imaging encompasses promising technologies like Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, sensors, 3D printing, and clinical decision support software. Boston Children’s Hospital is a wide-ranging center for pediatric and children health care grounded in the values of excellence in patient care. As ranked on top in Boston, MA for the Best Children’s Honor Roll, it comes in 10 pediatric specialties across the U.S.