Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics in“North American Radiological Society 2018”Samsung Electronics specializes in AI-related applications, while LG launches a variety of special displays for different medical environments. Although the main functions are different, they all intend to attack the medical imaging equipment market in a large scale.
The North American Radiological Society, held in Chicago from 25 to 30, is currently the largest Radiological Society in North America. About 55,000 doctors and medical stakeholders from around the world attend academic events and exhibitions.
Samsung Electronics, together with Samsung Medison, a subsidiary specializing in medical field, has disclosed imaging diagnostic instruments such as ultrasound, electronic X-ray, CT (computed tomography), and magnetic resonance imaging, among which Samsung specializes in its exclusive AI diagnostic aids.
The high-order ultrasound imaging diagnostic equipment launched this time, carried“Breast detection”The AI function of As Detect For Brest can be used to analyze the features of breast lesions from ultrasonographic images. This function is composed of about 10,000 ultrasound diagnostic cases, which can help to determine whether there are lesions, and can analyze and provide standardized diagnostic documents from their characteristics to help unskilled medical teams to increase diagnostic accuracy.
In the X-ray equipment part, Samsung uses AI to process images. For example, in chest X-rays, the ribs can be removed separately so that the lung lesions covered by bones can be displayed. The most representative example is the Born Suppression function and the auxiliary mesh removal that can make the images distinct. By using the auxiliary components together, it is possible to provide SimGrid, which is similar to the original image level, while reducing the amount of radiation.
In terms of CT (computed tomography) equipment, Samsung mainly focuses on the built-in batteries, which can be widely used in places such as lung CT scanner, brain stroke emergency vehicle, centralized treatment room and operating room. It also carries AI function for mobile CT, provides diagnosis and treatment report of brain stroke for doctors. It can help stroke patients to choose treatment plan in a shorter time.
As for the part of magnetic resonance imaging (NMR), Samsung demonstrated the test products for shooting limbs, and also carried Samsung's AI technology. It can compare and learn the MRI images of normal people and patients with osteoarthritis, and provide 3D video information of the main tissues of the knee joint. It also supports the function of assistant diagnosis.
In fact, besides displaying related hardware devices, Samsung also has special settings.“AI zone”To enable participants of the Medical Association to experience different instruments carrying AI diagnostic functions, and even to prepare seminars, in addition to showing that Samsung can provide a safe medical environment, it also intends to prove Samsung's core competitiveness in AI imaging diagnosis.
Another Korean manufacturer, LG Electronics, offers different display options for different medical conditions, such as surgical display, clinical display, X-ray detector and diagnostic display.
For the display launched in the operating room, LG Electronics has introduced ultra-clear UHD surgical display and full HD surgical display respectively. These two products can not only distinguish similar red, but also clearly distinguish blood, affected parts and so on. Moreover, the response speed of the screen is very fast, and can be seen on the screen almost without delay. The action of the surgical instrument can help the accuracy of the operation more, besides, it also has the function of waterproof and shockproof, even if accidentally touched with blood, it can work normally.
At the same time, the X-ray detector can transfer the photographic results to electronic files and display the results in seconds, while the diagnostic display has built-in color measuring equipment, which can adjust the color performance by itself and enhance the image results such as nuclear magnetic resonance or tomography.