How AI is Transforming Medical Imaging

June 16, 2021

Medical imaging technologies can save countless lives, but only when doctors and researchers have the right tools to mine those images for insight. Using artificial intelligence, engineers are increasingly enabling fast, convenient, accurate observations of how the body operates—and treatments when we inevitably fall ill.

EE Professor Shih-Fu Chang applied an innovation in machine learning called transfer learning, and EE Professor Christine Hendon and students refine near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT), both of which emit light into the body and measure what reflects. “By using fiber optics,” she says, “we can bring the light to wherever we need to within the body.”

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