Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Radiopathology of Medicine

In the near future, with further development of technology, radiology will be able to not only comment on macroscopic pathology but microscopic pathology as well. Pathology would need to become an integral part of Radiology at that time.
Carrying this futuristic speculation further...there will be a phase when radiopathology shall become a single discipline and due to technology it is possible that the computer will also be able to label each and every finding be it macro or microscopic radiology (Not necessarily pure AI but even current generation 'user driven Web 2.0 has the same potential),making it easier for everyone to learn radiopathology so much so that the current generation of physicians who are heavily dependent on radiologists and pathologists will become independent and radiopathologists will be forced to
become physicians again.

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