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The Inevitable Evolution of Medical Education

Remember floppy disks? I asked my 11-year-old son if he knew what a floppy disk was and was surprised that he did. His answer: “Basically, they’re a super old version of a USB.” Despite the fact that these days floppies … Read More

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ScanDiags Showcased at Asian Musculoskeletal Society (AMS) Annual Meeting September 2020

ScanDiags Showcased at Asian Musculoskeletal Society (AMS) Annual Meeting September 2020 This year’s AMS Annual Meeting’s theme was “MSK Imaging: 2020 Vision.”  Like so many others this year, it was conducted as an online event.  It was a bit different … Read More

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Every cloud has a silver lining

Some months ago, Switzerland went into “lockdown”. This meant that everyone who could work from home should do so. At Balzano Informatik AG, we did that too. It was not always easy, but we adapted, we improved, we made it … Read More

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Spine, the newest back stabber

Something aggravating is often referred to as a “pain in the neck.” Well, in my work, perhaps the expression should be “pain in the spine.” In previous posts, I talked a lot about German-specific issues. Today, I want to show … Read More

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From Outer Space to Inner Spine: An Interview with an Astrophysicist Turned Data Scientist

It’s nearly 9:00am. Some members of the Balzano team are cradling coffee cups while carrying on socially distanced conversations. A working day for the data science team at Balzano starts with a collaborative “stand up” meeting where every team member briefly talks … Read More

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AI and 3D printing: a dynamic duo for medical imaging

AI has demonstrated remarkable progress and received widespread recognition for its usefulness in the medical imaging world. AI technologies — machine learning in particular — automate image reading, repetitive tasks and the reporting process, which leads to an increasing efficiency … Read More

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Care and Feeding of a Neural Net

Despite the incredibly complex math and analytics behind the process, training a neural net has often been compared to teaching a toddler. Some commonalities: A steep learning curve. Even if you have some prior experience with children, or you’ve read … Read More

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MRI Scanner Goes Mobile

If we hear the words “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine,” we might imagine a huge tube with an opening at both ends. Powerful magnets and radio waves surround the tube. The patient needs to be brought to the MRI scanner, … Read More

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“A small change for a word, but a big change for the lemmatizer”

In my previous blogs, I talked about the difficulty provided by natural language (e.g. ambiguity and variety) and the medical domain (e.g. medical words unknown in common tools). Today, I want to show you another aspect: How big the impact … Read More

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Six Degrees of Covid-19

By now, we’re all aware that Covid-19 symptoms vary widely from person to person, though doctors still aren’t sure why. Apart from age, what causes some people to have a mild case while others fight for their lives? It may … Read More

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