The Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR), together with the International Skeletal Society (ISS), hosted a webinar on “AI Applications in MSK Imaging” on Wednesday July 21, 2021. This webinar aimed to show MSK radiologists worldwide, and specifically in the US, … Read More
How Does a Medical Device Gain FDA Clearance?
Even before most people were educated about what Covid-19 was, scientists began the important work of finding a cure. With unprecedented focus and resources to back these efforts, several effective vaccines were produced in less than a year. Anyone with … Read More
How is data anonymized?
To effectively train radiologists and the artificial intelligence algorithms that assist them in detecting and diagnosing specific pathologies, a large data set is needed. Typically, training sets of data must be obtained from several sources, usually various hospitals. But how … Read More
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Stenosis comes from a Greek word that means “narrowing.” Lumbar Spinal Stenosis refers to a condition when the spinal canal and/or neuroforaminal become narrow and compress the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. Compression of the cord/nerves causes inflammation and pain. If … Read More
The Worthy Work of Medical Annotators
After an entire childhood of being admonished that writing in books was NOT ALLOWED, I was pretty excited when a high school English teacher said we were going to be taking notes right in the pages of the novels we … Read More
Imaging Improves Prostate Screening and Treatment
According to Mayo clinic urologist Dr. Landon Trost, “If you’re a man…[and] you live long enough, you’re most likely to end up with prostate cancer at some point.” Improved Detection As with many other cancers, prostate cancer screening and diagnosis … Read More
Medical Coder – A job I did not know about
One year ago I came across a job I was not aware of: “medical coder.” In Switzerland, but also in the US, medical reports, written by medical doctors in “natural medical language,” are translated by medical coders into a series … Read More
Natural Language Interface for Databases
How to get your data without technical knowledge In this time of digitalization, it is quite safe to say that every company has some type of database. It could be a small database to store some contact information, or big … Read More
Power BI and NLP against COVID-19
Italy has been experiencing a COVID19 pandemic emergency since February. Despite being a small province (about 300,000 inhabitants), Piacenza was one of the epicenters of the epidemic in Italy; Codogno, where the first Italian COVID-19 diagnosed patient lives, is just … Read More
RSNA 2020: a mix of convenience and challenges
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting is the biggest and one of the most important meetings for radiologists in the world. In May 2020, RSNA decided to host this year’s meeting in an all-virtual format due to … Read More