Blog: VIDEO: Artificial intelligence could enhance cardiac imaging, AF detection – Healio
In this video exclusive, Mark J. Day, PhD, MBA, MS, BSc, discusses the benefits of artificial intelligence and how its impact on medical imaging can be vital to cardiologists.
Day, the executive vice president, research & development for iRhythm Technologies, Inc., said, the greatest potential impact for AI is in detecting AF.
“We know right now that there’s on the order of around 1 million patients in the U.S. alone walking around without understanding that they have AF,” Day said. “There’s a considerable stroke risk with that population, the problem being that they’re spread across the entire population. The reality is with that prevalence in the population, we need technologies that are very capable of interpreting very large amounts of data and being very accurate.”
Day highlighted topics related to findings based on a study published in Nature Medicine on cardiologist-level arrhythmia detection and the use of computerized ECG.
Watch the video for more.