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
How is data anonymized?
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
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
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
Why Buy Into AI
The bottom line. Return on investment. Getting the most bang for your buck. However you phrase it, all companies are concerned with profit margins and risk management. CEOs of major companies have taken a cautious but steady approach to integrating … Read More
Artificial Intelligence and Its Role in Musculoskeletal Imaging: Yay or Nay?
The Term “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” Scientists have been working on artificial intelligence since the middle of the last century; however, the term “artificial intelligence” did not come into usage until a bit later. The term “artificial intelligence” was coined in … Read More
Have No Fear, AI Is Here!
75% of those in charge of hospital imaging departments in the UK agree: The NHS does not currently have enough radiologists to keep patients safe. The 2018 Royal College of Radiologists Annual Workforce report, released April 2019, confirms the predicted … Read More
Better Technology= Faster Diagnoses for Athletes
Can a person be a triathlon junkie? Sarah would have said she was. She loved the grueling aspects of the races and rewarding highs at the finish. She’d had a bunch of minor injuries, some persistent but manageable joint pain, … Read More