Researchers Show How AI Could Stop Cyberattacks Messing With Hospital CT Scanners


John E. Dunn

If there’s one thing a hospital patient doesn’t want to think about as they prepare for a medical scan it’s the possibility a cyberattacker might have found a way to remotely tamper with the diagnostic images, or even quietly upped the radiation levels used to generate them.

The good news is that nobody has ever been confirmed to have done such a thing to a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner, which along with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and ultrasound systems form the backbone of modern hospital diagnosis.

There is a caveat of course...

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