Even the best human physicians are not immune from occasional misdiagnoses. Artificial intelligence could, therefore, play an essential role in the field of diagnostics in the future. The KI Watson, developed by IBM, has now received a new feature that enables it to detect heart diseases at an early stage.
Watson was able to prove its skills in the field of medical at the beginning of the past. While physicians for months were not able to find the cause of the symptoms of a patient, Watson gave the explanation in just ten minutes.
The AI compared the present case with the disease images from millions of studies and diagnosed leukemia in this way. Now Watson not only browses through records but also can help investigate even X-rays and ultrasound images.
The feature that allows Watson to diagnose diagnostic images better and faster than a medical practitioner from flesh and blood is especially useful in heart disease. The term aortic stenosis is used to summarize diseases which lead to a narrowing of the excitatory tract of the left ventricular chamber. This disorder is extremely difficult to diagnose, as the cardiac specialist Jaime Murillo confirms to Mashable. Here, an AI could actually save lives.
If you have an ultrasound scan, the quality of the treatment depends on how good the technology is, the extent to which there are deviations, and how different medical professionals interpret the images.
With Watson, one can see a standardization and increased accuracy of the diagnoses that lead to a better treatment of the patients. Now the artificial intelligence has to prove that they meet the high expectations and offer a real medical value.