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How many X-Rays are done in the World in a Year?
Recently Google announced it's AI able to perform as well as a human radiologist in the analysis of X-Rays. Eventually it is possible to use AI/Automation to just upload X-Ray to the Cloud and get analysis as good as a human or even better across the World to help better diagnosis of diseases including rare forms. A good estimate of the number of X-Rays done in the World can help create the infra needed.
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Recently Google announced it's AI able to perform as well as a human radiologist in the analysis of X-Rays. Eventually it is possible to use AI/Automation to just upload X-Ray to the Cloud and get analysis as good as a human or even better across the World to help better diagnosis of diseases including rare forms. A good estimate of the number of X-Rays done in the World can help create the infra needed.
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Population of the world  7 billion

Assuming average life span of 70 with equal distribution

Break down cohorts

0 to 10 - well taken care of, may fall sick twice a year/doesn't require X rays often, assume 10% of cases require X rays, each X ray has 2 scans on average

10 to 20 - active life style, may fall sick once a year + may get injured/doesn't require X rays often, assume 20% of cases require X rays, each x ray has 2 scans on average

20 to 40 - immunity is slowly reducing, takes good care of self, less active life style so may not be as prone to injuries , 20% of cases requires x Rays , each X ray has 3 scans on average

40 to 60 - immunity is reduced, more prone to falling sick, doctors may recommend preventive x rays, 50% of cases require x rays with 3 scans each

60+ - immunity is greatly reduced preventive x rays a must, 70% of cases require x rays , with 3 scans each

totally up the above as = population x % of cases requiring x-rays x occurance rate x scans you get 6.9 billion scans BUT that's assuming everyone has access and can afford to get x ray , assumign 80% have access and only 50% can afford to pay that becomes 2.8 billion X rays
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Dear rahul_g, for the 40-60 group, you have considered 50% people getting x-rayed (3 scans each) each year - isn't that a lot? Sounds like every next person after 40s is going for an x-ray check! Similarly for 60+ group, 70% sounds bloated... What's your say?

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