For patients with a collapsed lung, known as pneumothorax, every second counts in the critical moments before they're diagnosed and begin treatment. It's usually first detected by technicians using X-ray, but it can be difficult to spot and is sometimes missed. But now, thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) imaging technology developed by GE Healthcare and Intel, the condition can be diagnosed by machines in real time, as the X-ray is being produced. This can reduce a sometimes hours-long process of diagnosis — by the time a radiologist gets to examine the image — to mere seconds. These first-of-their-kind X-ray machines can also send instant alerts to healthcare teams, helping to prioritize these patients for critical care.
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