Imaging Advantage partners with MIT to create X-ray imager AI

Cloud-based radiology service company Imaging Advantage said today it launched a machine learning research initiative with faculty members from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. The project, titled Singularity Healthcare, seeks to develop an artificial intelligence engine to pre-read digital x-rays and identify potential injuries or diseases while continuously learning from Imaging Advantage’s 7-billion image database, the company said. “Inconsistency in testing and access to care contribute significantly to $1 trillion of waste in the $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare industry. If successful, Singularity will introduce a solution with potential to transform radiology by providing faster, more accurate and less expensive diagnostic testing, representing an indispensable innovation for radiologists,” Imaging Advantage prez Brian Hall said in a press release. The Phoenix, Ariz.-based company said the program will seek to improve…


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