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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

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The Lexicon of Ligaments: Understanding Knee Injuries

PCL…Public Limited Company? Printer Control Language? Python Coding Layer? MCL and LCL? These are Roman numerals…right? If—like me–you’re not in the field of orthopedics, you might wonder what these abbreviations stand for. I was familiar with the letters ACL in … Read More

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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

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

They say that you don’t appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone, and this is certainly true when it comes to the human body. Aging causes atrophy and loss of elasticity of many systemic tissues ranging from those that make … Read More

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A Jarring Realization: Can AI Impact Disc Herniation Cases?

“I never even saw it coming.” People use this phrase figuratively, but in John’s case, it was literally true. He was sitting in his truck, stopped at a light, when the driver of the blue minivan slammed into the back … Read More

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28.5 million people are uninsured in the US. Can Radiology AI play a role in reducing the costs of MRI scans?

Outpatient MRI in the US – The Case of Insured vs. Uninsured U.S. census data shows that in 2017, 8.8 percent of people did not have health insurance at any point during the year. This may seem like a small … Read More

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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

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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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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

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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

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