A frontier has been crossed in radiology as a handful of AI-powered ultrasound systems were launched at ECR 2023, Mélisande Rouger, editorial director of DI Europe, reported on the second day of the conference, which took place last week in Vienna, Austria.
‘Plenty of algorithms were available in CT or MRI, but ultrasound was kind of the last frontier,’ she said. ‘This is now history.’
Esaote and Mindray, for example, launched solutions to boost ultrasound imaging, by automating measurements and reducing inter-operator variability.
AI was more present than ever at the meeting, with a larger exhibition space for AI companies and packed audiences in the AI Theatre, Guido Gebhardt, publisher of DI Europe, noted.
‘Many products using AI across all modalities have been launched,’ he said. ‘CT, MRI, X-ray and now ultrasound: AI is everywhere.’
Sustainability, another hot topic at ECR 2023, was the focus of many discussions with the academy and the industry. Watch out for our interview with Maiya Shibasaki, Sustainability Officer at Siemens Healthineers, in the coming days to find out.