Revolutionizing Radiology: Tech Trends to Watch for in 2023

Revolutionizing Radiology: Tech Trends to Watch for in 2023

Articles and Education

Revolutionizing Radiology: Tech Trends to Watch for in 2023

Catalina Imaging
Catalina Imaging, Inc. Logo

Mobile Imaging Solutions

The field of radiology technology is constantly evolving, with new advancements and innovations being introduced every year. With 2023 underway, several trends in radiology technology are expected to shape the field and improve patient care, significantly impacting how radiology is practiced.

 

In this article, we will explore the top trends in radiology technology that we can expect to see this year. We’ll examine how these trends could potentially change the way healthcare professionals diagnose and treat patients, and how they may affect the broader healthcare system.

 

At Catalina Imaging, we’re committed to providing the highest quality solutions specializing in mobile CT scanning technology. For more information, contact us at info@catalinaimaging.com or (844) 949-1664

 

Imaging Technology Advancements

Using AR, VR, and 3D Printing Technology to Improve Patient Understanding

Medical imaging technologies are rapidly advancing, with virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and three-dimensional (3D) printing becoming increasingly popular tools for understanding complex anatomy.

 

By creating patient-specific models of anatomical structures and utilizing 3D models, medical professionals can gain a deeper understanding of complex structures that cannot be fully appreciated in two dimensions. These models can be manipulated and viewed from any angle, providing an immersive and engaging learning experience. Additionally, these models can aid in surgical planning and simulation, allowing surgeons to plan and prepare for surgeries more effectively.

 

Furthermore, AR, VR, and 3D technology can be used to educate patients about their condition and the planned surgical procedure, improving patient understanding and reducing anxiety. As these technologies continue to advance, they have the potential to revolutionize medical education and the practice of surgery.

 

Increased Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Machine Learning in Radiology

In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in the field of radiology. These technologies are designed to improve the accuracy and efficiency of image analysis, enabling healthcare professionals to do more with less.

 

By training AI algorithms to recognize patterns in medical images, it is possible to automate image analysis and provide computer-aided diagnoses. Predictive analytics can also be used to identify patients who may be at higher risk of developing certain conditions, leading to earlier interventions and treatments.

 

The use of AI and machine learning has the potential to greatly improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, making it an important area of focus for radiology professionals and researchers.

 

Photon-Counting CT Replacing Current CT Detector Technology

In the field of medical imaging, photon-counting computed tomography is emerging as a potential replacement for current CT detector technology. This new technology has the ability to generate higher-resolution images with reduced radiation exposure, which is a major concern in CT imaging.

 

By detecting individual photons, photon-counting CT detectors offer improved accuracy and sensitivity to X-rays, resulting in images of higher quality. While this technology is still in the early stages of development, it shows great promise for improving the accuracy and safety of CT imaging.

 

3D Mammography Becoming the New Standard

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), also known as 3D mammography, is an emerging technology that’s quickly gaining popularity and is expected to replace standard digital mammography.

 

DBT provides multiple images of the breast tissue from different angles, allowing radiologists to view the breast tissue in greater detail and detect small cancers that may be missed on standard mammograms. By reducing the need for additional imaging and biopsies, DBT can help to reduce patient anxiety and healthcare costs.

Infrastructure and Workflow Improvements

Shift to Online Enterprise Imaging Systems

Driven by the need for greater efficiency, interoperability, and security in the healthcare industry – web-based enterprise imaging systems are gaining popularity.

 

One of the key advantages of these systems is their ability to provide physicians with quick and easy access to medical images. Additionally, these systems offer a secure and centralized location for storing, sharing, and accessing medical images, which can lead to better patient outcomes and reduced costs associated with imaging.

 

With healthcare continuing to become more digitized, online enterprise imaging systems are poised to become an essential tool for healthcare professionals and administrators alike.

 

Transition to Off-Site Cloud Storage

The healthcare industry is undergoing a significant transformation with the growing trend towards off-site cloud storage of medical imaging data. This shift is driven by the rise of big data, making it more efficient and cost-effective to store large amounts of data on cloud servers.

 

One of the key advantages of off-site cloud storage is added security and redundancy for data, protecting it against potential loss or corruption. Moreover, hospitals can save costs and resources by outsourcing the storage and maintenance of servers to cloud storage providers.

 

As the healthcare industry continues to demand greater scalability, accessibility, and security in managing and storing medical imaging data, the trend toward off-site cloud storage is expected to gain momentum in the coming years.

 

Equipment and Cost Reduction

POCUS Becoming More Prevalent

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is rapidly expanding as a portable ultrasound system that can be used at the patient’s bedside in various clinical settings, including emergency medicine, critical care, and primary care. Its ease of use, non-invasive nature, and ability to provide real-time information are driving its popularity.

 

By providing rapid diagnostic information, POCUS has the potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce the need for more invasive diagnostic procedures.

 

MRI Becoming Easier To Use and Less Expensive To Maintain

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful diagnostic tool that, historically, has been expensive and challenging to operate. However, recent advancements in MRI technology have made it more accessible, cost-effective, and easier to use.

 

Newer MRI systems require less maintenance and have fewer parts, making them more reliable and user-friendly. Moreover, improvements in MRI software have enabled faster scan times and improved image quality, leading to better patient outcomes.

 

These advancements are driving the adoption of MRI as a primary imaging modality in many clinical settings, making it a valuable tool for healthcare professionals and improving patient care.

 

A Promising Future for Radiology Technology

It is an exciting time to be involved in the field of radiology, and we can look forward to continued healthcare breakthroughs in the years to come.

 

Radiology technology is poised for continued evolution and improvement, driven by advancements in computing power, machine learning, and other critical technologies. The trends highlighted in this article represent only a few of the many innovations expected in 2023 and beyond. As these technologies become more integrated into clinical practice, they have the potential to improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.

 

It is an exciting time to be a part of the radiology field, and we can anticipate even more healthcare breakthroughs on the horizon. As we continue to embrace and innovate new technologies, the future of radiology looks bright, and patients can expect to receive better care and outcomes than ever before.

 

Specializing in mobile CT scanners using cutting-edge technology, Catalina Imaging is committed to delivering top-quality solutions to our clients. For more information about our products, contact us at info@catalinaimaging.com or (844) 949-1664.

 

More Blog Posts

Mobile CT Scanners and Air-Mobile Units: Redefining Stroke Care

Mobile CT Scanners and Air-Mobile Units: Redefining Stroke Care

INDUSTRY NEWS - The Impact of Mobile CT Scanners on Global Healthcare

The Impact of Mobile CT Scanners on Global Healthcare

Expanding Interventional CT Access With GE’s CT-Navigation

Expanding Interventional CT Access With GE’s CT-Navigation

AI in Mobile CT Scans: Enhancing Imaging for Better Diagnoses

AI in Mobile CT Scans: Enhancing Imaging for Better Diagnoses

Advancements in CT Scanning: The Toshiba Aquilion PRIME CT Scanner - 160

Advancements in CT Scanning: The Toshiba Aquilion PRIME CT Scanner – 160

How AI Detects Pancreatic Cancer: ML Helping CT

How AI Detects Pancreatic Cancer: ML Helping CT

Top Healthcare Trends in 2022 and Beyond

2022 Health Trends: Healthcare Sector and Technology

New mobile CT scanners use lower radiation dose

New mobile CT scanners use lower radiation dose

7 Effective Marketing Tips for Your Hospital or Medical Facility

7 Effective Marketing Tips for Your Hospital or Medical Facility

Top 5 New Healthcare Trends

Top 5 New 2022 Healthcare Trends

COVID-19 lungs

Lung Damage May Persist Long After COVID-19 Pneumonia

Mobile brain scanners for stroke

Small CT brain scanner fitted in ambulances or emergency aircraft could save lives of stroke patients

How CT Scans Have Evolved Into The Next Big Thing In Healthcare

The Technological Marvel of Mobile CT Scanner

What Are The Trends in Computed Tomography Imaging to Look Forward to (This 2022)?

What Are The Trends in Computed Tomography Imaging to Look Forward to (This 2022)?

Doctor with patient using CT scan

Healthcare… Why are we in this business?

Introducing: Jeremy Lorenzo

Introducing: Jeremy Lorenzo

Reasons Why Your Doctor Might Recommend a CT Scan | Catalina Imaging

Reasons Why Your Doctor Might Recommend a CT Scan

Managing Claustrophobia and Anxiety During Your CT Scan | anxious child before CT Scan | blog article by Catalina Imaging

Managing Claustrophobia and Anxiety During Your CT Scan

Medical Imaging for Heart Disease |blog article by Catalina Imaging

Medical Imaging for Heart Disease

How to Prepare for Your CT Scan | patient consulting with doctor | blog article by Catalina Imaging

How to Prepare for Your CT Scan

CT Scan Rates Continue to Rise due to Patient-Generated Demands | blog article by Catalina Imaging

CT Scan Rates Continue to Rise due to Patient-Generated Demands

How Long Should You Wait for Your MRI or CT Scan Results? | blog article by Catalina Imaging

How Long Should You Wait for Your MRI or CT Scan Results?

CT vs. MRI: What to Use and Why | blog article by Catalina Imaging

The Difference Between CT and MRI

Canon Medical’s Advancements with AI-based Image Reconstruction Technology by Catalina Imaging

Canon Medical’s Advancements with AI-based Image Reconstruction Technology

COVID-19 Findings as Collected by Johns Hopkins Experts | Catalina Imaging

COVID-19 Findings as Collected by Johns Hopkins Experts

CT in a Box Greatly Increases Imaging Capability of COVID Hotspot Hospitals by Catalina Imaging

CT in a Box Greatly Increases Imaging Capability of COVID Hotspot Hospitals

Companies Strive to Meet Increase in CT Scanner Demand Due to COVID-19 by Catalina Imaging

Companies Strive to Meet Increase in CT Scanner Demand Due to COVID-19

Nanox Medical Imaging Company Value Hits $1.2 B by Catalina Imaging

Nanox Medical Imaging Company Value Hits $1.2 B

CT Scanner Market Expected to Grow Drastically from 2020-2030 | blog article Catalina Imaging

CT Scanner Market Expected to Grow Drastically from 2020-2030

Radiology Exposes Increase in IPV-Related Injuries During the COVID-19 Pandemic | blog article by Catalina Imaging

Radiology Exposes Increase in IPV-Related Injuries During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Glimpse into the Future: How AI Technology Will Affect Radiology | blog article by Catalina Imaging

A Glimpse into the Future: How AI Technology Will Affect Radiology

Israeli Startup Uses AI and Deep Learning to Create Life-Saving Stroke Detection Platform | blog article by Catalina Imaging

Israeli Startup Uses AI and Deep Learning to Create Life-Saving Stroke Detection Platform

Restarting Radiology Services Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic | blog article by Catalina Imaging

Restarting Radiology Services Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

From UC Health: New Mobile Units to Deliver Clot-Busting Drugs to Stroke Patients | blog article by Catalina Imaging

From UC Health: New Mobile Units to Deliver Clot-Busting Drugs to Stroke Patients

The Importance of Ongoing CT Applications Training | blog article by Catalina Imaging

The Importance of Ongoing CT Applications Training

Bob Phillips | Education and Training Director

After COVID-19, Radiology to Rethink Revenue Cycle Management | blog article by Catalina Imaging

After COVID-19, Radiology to Rethink Revenue Cycle Management

A Glimpse into the Future: How AI Technology Will Affect Radiology | blog article by Catalina Imaging

Use of A.I. in Radiology Showing Positive Benefits to the Community

How Much Does a Mobile CT Rental Cost? | blog article by Catalina Imaging

How Much Does a Mobile CT Rental Cost?

Covid-19 Affects Non-White Patients More Severely, According to Study | Catalina Imaging

Covid-19 Affects Non-White Patients More Severely, According to Study

15,000 Participants Attend European Congress of Radiology’s Virtual Exhibition | Catalina Imaging

15,000 Participants Attend European Congress of Radiology’s Virtual Exhibition

Top Radiology Groups Team Up For ‘Massive’ COVID-19 Imaging Database | Catalina Imaging

Top Radiology Groups Team Up For ‘Massive’ COVID-19 Imaging Database

Study Proves Snapchat Effective in Learning Radiology | Catalina Imaging

Study Proves Snapchat Effective in Learning Radiology

The GE Revolution Discovery HD: Now Available from Catalina Imaging

The GE Revolution Discovery HD: Now Available from Catalina Imaging

Canon Medical Launches CT Solution in Answer to COVID-19 | Catalina Imaging

Canon Medical Launches CT Solution in Answer to COVID-19

Mobile CT Scanner Allows Patients To Stay in the ICU While Connected to Monitors and Devices | Catalina Imaging

Mobile CT Scanner Allows Patients To Stay in the ICU While Connected to Monitors and Devices

Experts Warn Radiology Practices To Prepare For a Coming Surge | Catalina Imaging

Experts Warn Radiology Practices To Prepare For a Coming Surge

GE 750HD CT Scanner

Our Latest Addition To The Fleet: GE 750HD High Definition Imaging CT

Toshiba Prime 160-slice Mobile CT Scanner

Toshiba PRIME 160-slice Mobile CT Scanner Now Available

Mobile Siemens CT Unit

Mobile Siemens CT Unit Now Available In The USA And Canada

GE Lightspeed CT

Our Newest GE Mobile CT Unit

BACK TO BLOGS