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An AI built by Facebook could drastically speed up MRI scans

AI could help speed up MRI scans


An AI system can produce magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans with only a quarter of the data normally required, which could speed up the scanning process.

MRIs are created by placing a person inside a machine that scans the body and are often used to image brain development or muscle and tissue injuries. The speedy AI-based system, called FastMRI, was developed by researchers at Facebook AI and NYU Langone. It was trained on thousands of images gathered from 242 people.

The team then used the new system to create MRI scans of …