David Sparks

Nit-picky head of regulatory affairs in AI


Redefining healthcare with AI

Mar 27, 2024
David Sparks

David Sparks

In this episode, we delve into the fascinating intersection of AI and healthcare with David Sparks, who works on leveraging AI to reduce the risk of cancer due to radiation in certain surgeries.

David describes himself in three words: analytical, competitive and nit-picky, traits that serve him well in his pivotal role as Head of Regulatory Affairs at MRI Guidance, a company making radiation-free bone imaging accessible. Their flagship product, Bone MRI, employs AI to generate synthetic CT scans from MRI images, eliminating the need for X-ray radiation and making the diagnostic process more efficient. This innovation is already being used in spinal cord surgeries, speeding up the diagnostic process and significantly reducing the health risks associated with traditional CT scans, particularly for pediatric patients.

David shares insights into the challenges of introducing AI-driven solutions into the highly regulated healthcare sector, the importance of risk management, and how he navigates these hurdles to deliver impactful benefits to both patients and healthcare providers. The conversation also explores the broader implications of AI in healthcare, including the crucial aspects of data quality, bias mitigation, and the future of AI regulation.

This conversation is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and healthcare. Don't miss out – grab your coffee and join us!

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