Modern 3D Medical Imaging: Insights from a Podcast Episode with Alexander Khmil

DataArt’s recent Healthcare and Life Sciences podcast featured Alexander Khmil, Senior MedTech Solution Consultant and expert in 3D Medical Imaging. We collected the most prominent insights in this post.
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MedTech solution consultant at DataArt, expert in 3D Medical Imaging
Modern 3D Medical Imaging: Insights from a Podcast Episode with Alexander Khmil

Alexander Khmil is currently working on orthopedic planners and is involved in a number of dental and ophthalmologic projects. He discussed current projects he is involved in, including preparing parametric models for 3D printing, generating semi-automatic orthodontic treatment plans and 3D models of aligners and braces, and a hip-resurfacing orthopedic project.

Alexander explained the specifics of the technologies used to create a medical application, while pointing out that the standards for such applications are higher as malfunctions can lead to serious harm. That is why, when working on health applications, strongly typed languages are used to make those apps more robust and stable.

Alexander also talked about how modern 3D technologies can help doctors deal with risks that they face on a regular basis. In this podcast, Alexander talked specifically about 3D surgery planners, their benefits, and how they help reduce those risks. These planners allow a doctor to be better prepared for an operation by planning it beforehand. In addition, the planners can support the determination regarding whether a particular procedure can be performed. Finally, they allow better control over a surgical procedure, which can improve outcomes.

«Modern 3D Medical Imaging»
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It has also been pointed out that medical industry is highly regulated, and it takes time for a medical community to accept them due to legal regulations as well as high complexity of the algorithms used. That is why, it is highly important to have an opportunity to communicate with doctors when creating a medical application. This way, it is possible to create a medical application that a real doctor can use to improve outcomes of their work.

As for AI and its use in 3D medical imaging today, Alexander mentioned AI for image recognition in 2D images. In the near future, however, AI will be used for 3D image recognition. This technology will help with auto-segmentation, for instance, to distinguish bones and organs from each other and locate abnormalities with high certainty.

Addressing public concern that AI has a potential to replace human doctors, Alexander argues that, being a set of algorithms, AI serves as a tool for a human doctor who will always remain a final decision maker.

These are just some of the points that were covered in the podcast. The full version of the podcast about modern 3D medical imaging is available in SoundCloud.

Listen to our new podcast episode featuring Daniel Piekarz, SVP, Leader of Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice. In that episode, we discuss virtual clinical trials and how they were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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