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Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial neural networks can predict how different areas in the brain respond to words

March 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Can artificial intelligence (AI) help us understand how the brain understands language? Can neuroscience help us understand why AI and neural networks are effective at predicting human perception? Research from Alexander Huth and Shailee Jain from The University of Texas […]


Innovation, Med Tech

3D mammography significantly reduces breast biopsy rates

March 19, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Unlike standard or full-field digital mammography (FFDM), which captures two x-ray images of the breast from top-to-bottom and from side-to-side, DBT captures multiple images from different angles that are synthesized into 3-D images by a computer. “The thin slice images […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Light and sound therapy may boost brain function

March 19, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain include the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and the amalgamation of tau, a toxic protein that disrupts the correct functioning of neural networks. Recent research has suggested that people with this form of […]


EHR & EMR

Do We Want To Use EHRs To Foster Physician Behavior Changes?

March 14, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Healthcare organizations already do much to foster physician behavior changes, to varying degrees of success. Sometimes they share educational materials, sometimes they pass on insurance company sanctions and once in a while, they choose the (to my mind) nuclear option […]


Innovation, Med Tech

IBM’s new research leverages AI to predict Alzheimer’s

March 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Led by researcher Ben Goudey, the team used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify a set of proteins in blood that could predict amyloid-beta concentration in spinal fluid. Previous studies indicated that amyloid-beta is a biological marker associated with Alzheimer’s. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Cell-sized robots could soon be injected into the body to monitor health

March 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the university of Pennsylvania have developed micro robots so small that they can be injected through a hypodermic needle, opening up a range of medical applications. They developed these cell-sized robots using a nanofabrication technique. The technique allowed […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Study uses AI to analyze risk factors in type 1 diabetes

March 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

“What’s unique about this study is that we’ve included machine learning analyses — that is, algorithms for AI — to assess strength of association for cardiovascular risk factors”, says Aidin Rawshani, PhD, of Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Dr Rawshani […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop AI platform to detect neurodegenerative disorders

March 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team at the Icahn School of Medicine has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform to identify different neurodegenerative disorders using brain tissue samples. The team combined advanced computer science and mathematical approaches with microscope technology, computer vision […]


Opinions

How machine learning can transform medicine

March 1, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The medical field has some characteristics that make it an attractive target for machine learning. The high stakes nature of correct disease diagnosis, coupled with over-worked and fatigued doctors, can lead to cases where patients with easily treatable diseases go […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medical technologies to fight air pollution in our cities

February 28, 2019

Via: www.medicaldevice-network.com

In parts of India, the country with the second largest population in the world, The University of Chicago’s Air Quality Life Index suggests that high concentrations of air pollution could result in people there living 11 years less than if […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Next-generation bionic hand enables amputees to regain close-to-natural sense of touch

February 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain their proprioception. The results of the study, which have been published in Science Robotics, are the culmination of ten years of robotics research. The next-generation bionic hand, developed […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Detecting language problems: a tech-assisted vision for earlier diagnosis

February 21, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Children with undiagnosed language problems are more likely to find school challenging, and ultimately graduate and find employment at lower rates than children without these issues. Early diagnosis is beneficial so that a child’s development is affected as little as […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New, versatile technique for remote control of transplanted cells in Parkinson’s

February 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease are a major public health issue, especially given the aging population in Europe and beyond. Parkinson’s now affects more than 1 900 people per 100 000 among those aged 80 and older. While a […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning can locate wrist fractures in radiographs

February 18, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

AI algorithms can quickly detect and localize wrist fractures in X-ray images, which can augment the work of harried emergency physicians and radiologists. Missing a fracture on an emergency department radiograph is one of the most common causes of diagnostic […]


Innovation, Med Tech

VA reports 19% increase in video telehealth visits

February 11, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which already has the country’s largest telemedicine program, conducted more than 1 million video telehealth encounters last year. The milestone—reached in fiscal year 2018—represents a 19 percent increase in video telehealth visits over the previous […]