DUBAI, 31st October, 2018 (WAM) — The 3rd edition of the Annual Radiology Meeting in UAE was officially inaugurated on Wednesday by Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, DHA.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and DHA President, the three-day event, running until 2nd November, 2018, is themed “Smart Imaging: Future of Radiology”, and aims to focus on the latest trends, and advances and technologies in radiology.
Following the opening ceremony, Al Qatami and a high-level delegation of VIPs, physicians, specialists and experts in radiology, toured the exhibition area, where they were briefed about the latest trends, technologies and equipment in this highly specialised field. This year, the exhibition, which occupies an overall space of 3,960 square metres, witnesses the participation of 60 brands from more than 26 countries, who will showcase their latest digital tools and next-generation technologies in imaging systems that enable a faster, smarter and simpler path to more efficient diagnosis.
During his opening remarks, H.E. Humaid Al Qatami said, “The Dubai Health Authority has succeeded in employing the most advanced technologies in Artificial Intelligence at one of its medical fitness centres and occupational health tests. This technology has achieved extreme accuracy in X-ray scanning reached up to 95 percent without any human intervention, which saves the time of doctors and technicians. This huge success has motivated the authority to implement this technology at all of its medical fitness centres and then gradually apply it in the hospitals”
“The Annual Radiology Meeting in UAE is the perfect platform to exchange ideas and experiences and to discuss the latest developments and advancements in the emerging field of radiology. It also shed the light on the significant growing role of radiology as it is the pillar of the health system with all its fields,” he added.
Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of ARM, said, “Huge advances in digital technology such as ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘3D technology’ are having a massive impact on radiology, ensuring a bright and prosperous future for radiologists as well as the diagnostic imaging market in the UAE and the world. Today, radiology is no longer limiting itself to diagnosis but is playing an equally critical role in advancing sound clinical decisions and adopting an evidence-based approach towards the treatment of various types of diseases.”
He added, “The Annual Radiology Meeting in UAE has clearly established itself as a leading scientific and educational platform in the MENA region, which aims to raise awareness and understanding about the latest trends and practices in the field of radiology. This year, the conference is playing host to 45 world-renowned speakers and specialists in radiology, who will offer their valuable insights on various current trending topics, while 66 scientific sessions and lectures and nine poster presentations, will improve knowledge and shed new light on the latest scientific research in the field. Moreover, the ARM is expected to attract more than 1,700 visitors and participants, setting the stage for a highly enriching and educational atmosphere over the next three days.”
According to Tractica, a market intelligence firm that focuses on human interaction with technology, the artificial intelligence industry is set to reach US$60 billion by 2026 and medical imaging market is estimated to be worth $19 billion by 2025.