5G IN ACTION: ENABLE MORE COMPLEX DIAGNOSES

Where has 5G been deployed to enable more complex diagnoses?

The Emory healthcare innovation hub has found that 5G’s fast, unencumbered data access can support dynamic digital radiography, improving care for musculoskeletal conditions and abnormalities; combined with AI, this has increased physicians’ diagnostic capabilities.  

Scott D. Boden, MD, vice president for business innovation for Emory, explains: “We’re working on a project with one of our partners related to dynamic digital radiography, where, instead of taking a single view in a flex position, we will have the ability to have a short, low-dose movie that shows how the body gets from position A to position B. We believe this has great potential to help us make diagnoses for parts of the body that have abnormalities, such as the spine or kneecap, or other musculoskeletal conditions that would allow us to make diagnoses that are very hard, if not impossible, to make today with conventional X-ray technology.”

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