In the high pressure environment of hospitals, every minute counts. For healthcare professionals, this requires the clearest x-ray images possible to facilitate fast and accurate diagnosis of patients.
Drawing on longstanding experience in the development of radiology and imaging solutions, technologies delivered by Thales provide hospitals with exceptional image quality, rapid image acquisition and processing, coupled with connectivity capabilities that enable instant clinical data transmission. New-generation solutions go further by capitalizing on synergies in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, big data and data management, and the Internet of Things.
“Our ongoing research that looks to embed artificial intelligence and deep learning into our solutions allows for a better diagnosis so that the patient is treated quickly and correctly,” says Inès Mouga, Strategy & Innovation Director.
“We provide healthcare professionals with unparalleled visual support through the sharpest-ever radiological image detection and interpretation solutions. With increasing amounts of data flowing given the digitalization of the health sector, we are also providing customers with the innovative cybersecurity solutions they need to protect their radiology systems.”
Research projects are continuing to make substantial headway, led by Thales teams at the Digital Factory in Paris, France, in conjunction with R&D specialists at the CortAIx center in Montreal, Canada. Work is focused on further boosting the implementation of artificial intelligence as an aid for patient diagnosis. Additionally, Thales’s cybersecurity credentials are providing hospitals with new data protection methods, shielding personal medical information and avoiding potential data breaches.
These capabilities are taking digital radiology technology to new levels. Inès Mouga adds that “As well as enabling doctors to ‘see’ more clearly through sharp images and to potentially detect pathologies such as cancers or pulmonary nodules that might otherwise escape the human eye, they are being given unprecedented resources to interpret, manage and protect data.”
The transition to an all-digital radiology world is very much in progress, and Thales is enabling hospitals and patients to fully benefit from technological advancements.