computer augmented imagingI have written on numerous occasions about the fact that computer algorithms are being developed to enhance imagery from ultrasounds, MRI’s, CT scans and the like to provide far greater resolution and clarity. A recent story in Medical Device Technology reported that deep machine learning has been used to enhance images from smartphone cameras to the extent that they can be utilized as laboratory-grade microscopes.

The employ of machine learning and artificial intelligence to aid in developing such image enhancement algorithms is new. It points to how the technology will be used as we move forward in this new age of machine intelligence. The opportunities for machine learning technology in medicine and for medical devices is immense.