February 15, 2018
Life Image Taps Google Cloud to Apply Machine Learning to Imaging
Life Image announced that it is now using the Google Cloud Platform to offer population health and precision medicine capabilities to clients of its medical image management network.
Imaging vendors, including Life Image rivals Agfa Healthcare, AMRBA Health, GE, Lexmark, Mach7 and Novarad have been increasingly focused on sharing images in the cloud. Last year at the Radiological Society of North America, in fact, those seven vendors announced that they were participating in the RSNA Image Share Validation Program.
Such sharing of radiology images promises to improve patient care by enabling clinical decision making to ideally reduce unnecessary or redundant tests and procedures. And it also means that patients seeing doctors who work at hospitals subscribing to cloud-based image sharing will no longer have to carry their own images from one appointment to the next.
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