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AI could make MRI scans as much as 10 times faster

In medical imaging, less data could be better.

AI may be able to permit MRI machines to run faster but still generate results that radiologists could use.

Photo by Ken Treloar on Unsplash

Getting an MRI means being in a noisy, claustrophobia-inducing tube. For many, that's no fun. For others—like children or the very unwell—it’s worse. So to make these diagnostic tools run even faster, researchers are exploring incorporating a new tactic: using artificial intelligence to take the raw data generated by the MRI machine and

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