Saikiran Rapaka, Ph.D. is the Head of Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation at Siemens Healthineers. He supports a large team working on advancing precision medicine through the development of high performance, AI-based clinical products for diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapies and laboratory diagnostics. In his previous role, he was a technologist who lead the development of multiple clinical products and prototypes covering medical mage analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twin technologies for patient-specific physiological modeling. His work has resulted in over 100 issued or pending patents worldwide, and numerous peer-reviewed publications. He received his undergraduate education from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.
One of the most promising areas of health innovation is the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning primarily in medical imaging. The increase in the amount of data and the possibility to use ML/DL to identify findings either detectable or not by the human eye, radiology is now moving from a subjective perceptual skill to more objective science. Radiologists, who were at the forefront of the digital era in medicine, can guide the introduction of AI solutions that accommodate ethical and regulatory requirements into healthcare.