Dating back to the 1700’s, the postal service in various countries has been used to transport packages intended to injure or even kill the recipient.
A more recent and infamous example is the USA terrorist “Unabomber,” also known as Ted Kaczynski, who killed and injured several people via mail bombs from 1978-1995. If you have not seen the Netflix Show “Manhunt Unabomber,” it may be time to do some binge-watching. Another example you may be more familiar with is the USA’s anthrax scare during 2001. A slew of anthrax-laced packages were sent that year killing five people and injuring seventeen. Preventative measures were quickly taken to help reduce the risk of further related incidents.
Nonetheless, postal threats remain a global issue.
We hear a lot of buzz regarding how artificial intelligence (AI) will affect our future, but we don’t hear much in everyday conversation on how they will impact the X-ray space. AI technology is currently being used heavily in radiology to improve diagnosis.
A vast majority of the western world has had an X-ray taken at one point or another. X-rays help provide vital information to doctors on how to treat their patients. That said, X-rays use ionizing radiation which can increase the risk of cancer even in low doses.