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How can radiologists prepare for future of AI?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:00
Yes, artificial intelligence (AI) will likely be a useful adjunct for radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Should radiologists and pathologists unite to master AI? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Arterys Receives First FDA Clearance for Broad Oncology Imaging Suite with Deep Learning

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:07
FDA clearance covers all solid tumors. Initial launch will include Liver AI and Lung AI oncology software to empower clinicians to quickly measure and track lesions and nodules in MRI and CT scans SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, FDA Arterys, imaging, artificial intelligence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

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Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:15
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, generated more than a dozen pigs that were bred without certain viruses that had made many of their organs unusable for human transplant. Pig genomes...

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Cystic fibrosis sufferer's first breath with new lungs

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:03
Jennifer Jones, 40, had a lung transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in October after a battle with cystic fibrosis had reduced her lung function to 10 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Chinese researchers report first lung stem cell transplantation clinical trial

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:00
A research team from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology. For the first time, researchers have regenerated patients' damaged lungs using autologous lung stem cell transplantation in a pilot clinical trial. The study can be found in the open access journal Protein & Cell which is published by Springer Nature. (Source: World Pharma News)

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Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:00
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Chinese researchers report first lung stem cell transplantation clinical trial

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 04:00
(Springer) A research team from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology. For the first time, researchers have regenerated patients' damaged lungs using autologous lung stem cell transplantation in a pilot clinical trial. The study can be found in the open-access journal Protein& Cell which is published by Springer Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
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Bill Frist named to the board of Brentwood company

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:26
Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist has been named to the board of directors for Brentwood-based MyNexus. First, founder of NashvilleHealth and co-founder of Aspire Health, has deep ties to Nashville’s health care industry as the son and brother of two of the founders of HCA Healthcare Inc. He is also a nationally acclaimed heart- and lung-transplant surgeon and an adjunct professor of cardiac surge ry at Vanderbilt University. “There are very few people in the world that have an understanding of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 06:00
Success for artificial intelligence in radiology will be determined by its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis?

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 18:30
Cryptococcus neoformans (wikipedia.org) 2.5 out of 5 stars Cryptococcal meningitis in a daily cannabis smoker without evidence of immunodeficiency. Shapiro BB et al. BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis? The question is not unreasonable. A wide range of pathogenic fungi — including Aspergillus and various Cryptococcus species — have been isolated from dispensary-grade medical marijuana samples. Concern that these pathogens could cause pneumonia or central nervous system infections has focussed on those with immunodeficiency, such as HIV and organ transplant patients. This case report describes at 48-year-old California woman who presented to hospital with a “2-month history of progressive fatigue, dizziness, memory im...

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Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports?

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:42
Can artificial intelligence (AI) technology learn how to understand radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:00
The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and radiomics can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules Machine learning can help predict KRAS mutation status Deep-learning algorithm can stratify lung nodule risk MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Study: Hospital Patients Still More Likely To Die On Weekends

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 14:17
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) — Doctors call it the “weekend effect.” Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours — whether it’s due to a brain bleed, a heart attack or a clot in the lungs. New research on cardiac arrest in the hospital now asks: Has the “weekend effect” changed in recent years, as treatment has gotten better? “We know that survival trends have improved in past decade or so,” said Dr. Uchenna Ofoma, assistant professor of medicine at Temple University and a critical care physician at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. “The question now becomes … what happens to the disparities? Has it remained the same? Is it narrowing?” Ten years after a 2008 study showed lower survival ...
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M3DICINE's Stethee stethoscope adds connected analytics, ditches the tubes

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 16:32
Brisbane, Australia-based M3DICINE is the latest device maker looking to distance physicians from their signature rubber-tubed stethoscopes. Today, the company announced the launch of Stethee, a wireless, artificial intelligence-boosted stethoscope that pairs with an iOS or Android app to quickly capture and analyze heart and lung data. (Source: mobihealthnews)

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M3dicine launches Stethee ‘ smart ’ stethoscope

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 14:44
Intelligent medical device developer M3dicine yesterday announced the launch of its Stethee AI-enabled stethoscope system designed to amplify, filter, record and analyze heart and lung sound. The newly launched, FDA-cleared Stethee Pro features technology to capture and analyze heart and lung sounds and data via Bluetooth, operating around smartphone applications for both Apple iOS and Google Android devices, the Brisbane, Australia-based company said. “The Stethee system has the potential to transform healthcare. We are on the forefront of a new era in healthcare driven by artificial intelligence and its ability to significantly improve our ability to care for patients. This innovative technology can significantly help drive efficiency and productivity and empower healthcare provide...
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3D printing and cryogenics could create new potential for artificial organs

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:40
[Image from Imperial College London]Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a technique to replicate biological structures using cryogenics and 3D printing. The research is a first from the university to create structures that are soft enough to replicate the mechanical properties of organs like the brain and lungs. The 3D printing technique could create replica organs and assist with tissue regeneration. Structure and softness of body tissues can be difficult to match, but when they are matched, the structures could be used in medical procedures to form scaffolds that can be a template for tissue regeneration. Damaged tissues would be bolstered to regrow, allowing the body to heal without issues like rejection from the body. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Des...

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NTT Data, Pieces Technologies to collaborate

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:58
NTT Data Services has partnered with artificial intelligence developer Pieces...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NTT Data debuts analytics platform, partners with MD.ai NTT Data expands its enterprise imaging portfolio NTT Data partners with Imbio for lung analytics (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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South Africa:Hillcrest Teen Gets Second Chance At Life

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:18
[News24Wire] A Hillcrest teen, who underwent a double lung and heart transplant, says he hopes to do all the things he dreamed of. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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New year. New lungs.

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:00
I’ve had asthma and chronic lung disease since I was very young. I had to use everything — from my head to my toes — to help me breathe. I remember being able to hear myself wheezing, to feel my lungs rattling. I had marks all over my face from my oxygen mask. I thought I would never be clear of mucus and never be able to walk without being out of breath. All I ever wanted was to breathe. I spent so much energy trying to breathe that I didn’t have much left for eating, so I was really skinny. I spent a lot of time in a wheelchair. When I was able to walk, it would be for short distances and my shoulders would slouch downward. People would stare and point at me. I wanted to tell them, “It’s not my fault! I’m sick.” It was so frustrating. It was helpful to keep a journal wit...
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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Hope or Hype?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:29
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise in the technology sector and has become a buzz-worthy topic in many corners of our digital world. The application of AI in the medical field holds great promise for improving patient health, but will doctors and patients feel comfortable using it? Young startups have begun leveraging this technology to prove better health outcomes, but there's still a lot to do before we'll see AI used pervasively in the clinic. Current Landscape To date, the sweet spot in healthcare AI has been pairing algorithms with structured exercises in reading patient data and medical images to train machines to detect abnormalities. This training is called “deep learning.” In the same way, algorithms are being used to sift through vast amounts of medical l...

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