Using AI to innovate ultrasounds for sports medicine professionals

September 25, 2023 / Athletic LeaderSports MedicineTechnology

Innovations in AI are allowing ultrasounds to reach its full potential in optimizing performance and recovery in a proactive manner for athletes.

Ultrasounds, or musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasounds can assess injuries by visualizing muscle, tendon, ligament, and joint integrity in real-time. They can additionally detect early symptoms of overuse injuries and monitor rehabilitation progress.

ultrasoundA recent story from Soner Matt Haci’s Medium details the potential of AI-integrated ultrasounds. Below is an excerpt from Haci’s story.

While a powerful tool, traditional ultrasound has barriers limiting its wider adoption for athlete performance:

  • Requires years of training for accurate image capture and analysis
  • Limited workflow integration and data accessibility
  • Qualitative rather than metrics-driven information

Now, AI automation makes ultrasound’s benefits achievable anywhere by anyone. Intelligent algorithms guide ultrasound usage, enhance imaging, and extract biometrics to provide actionable insights.

PONS: Next Level Ultrasound Powered by AI

PONS exemplifies the potential of AI-guided ultrasound. Their solution transforms MSK ultrasound with features like:

  • Easy-to-follow scanning instructions for precise positioning without extensive training
  • Automated image enhancement for superb visualization
  • Integrated with training load monitoring and electronic health record (EHR) systems
  • Quantitative data pulled from ultrasound scans showing tissue changes and biomechanical stress
  • Cloud-based reporting dashboard with alerts for coaches and physicians
  • Ability to share key metrics across the care team for coordinated health optimization

PONS unlocks continuous, metrics-driven ultrasound access, replacing guesswork with data-based decision-making for injury prevention and performance.

To read the full story from Soner Matter Haci, click here.