Life science vision systems are helping take the medical industry into a more automated, efficient and intelligent future. Vision systems give physicians and technicians greater insight when performing medical procedures.
While the use of advanced vision systems in medicine is still in its early stages, there are many potential opportunities for vision systems to transform the way medicine is practiced.
Applications of Life Science Vision Systems in Medicine
Medical imaging helps improve diagnostic accuracy in a wide range of applications. While there are numerous products in development, some of the most common uses of vision in medical imaging include:
Complete Blood Count Tests
Vision systems now exist, alongside the power of artificial intelligence (AI), that can perform lab-grade complete blood counts in a fraction of the time and with accuracy equivalent to traditional testing methods. These systems digitize blood samples and use AI algorithms to get diagnostic results quickly.
Diagnosing Arthritis and Skin Disease
Infrared cameras can be used to detect temperature variations on a patient’s skin. These thermal images can be used to diagnose several different conditions, detecting the presence of rheumatoid arthritis or infectious skin diseases.
Detecting Breast Cancer
Opto-acoustic imaging systems, when combined with ultrasound imaging, can produce a much clearer picture of potential tumors. This allows radiologists to identify breast cancer much quicker and more clearly than with ultrasound techniques alone.
Portable Retina Inspection
New vision systems allow for the use of portable fundus cameras for the inspection of a patient’s retina. Ophthalmologists benefit from low cost components, as many of them are available off the shelf, and greater flexibility in the diagnosis of retina health.
New 3D imaging capabilities allow dentists to quickly and easily scan the size and shape of teeth to inform the creation of dental prosthesis. Over time, this method can yield major savings on operating costs in dental medicine.
While the few applications mentioned above are far from the only ways the life science vision systems are used in medical imaging, they represent some of the most promising emerging applications today.
The medical field is ripe for disruption and life science vision systems are streamlining existing applications, offering distinct bottom line benefits. Additionally, all of these vision systems enhance diagnostic accuracy, allowing medical professionals to focus more on patient care.
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