Deep learning algorithm detects Alzheimer’s up to six years before doctors

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A new algorithm significantly outperformed human clinicians in predicting which patients would go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

A powerful new deep learning algorithm has been developed that can study PET scan images and effectively detect the onset of Alzheimer’s disease up to six years earlier than current diagnostic methods.

The research is part of a new wave of work using machine learning technology to identify subtle patterns in complex medical imaging data that human clinicians are unable to pick up. Continue reading… “Deep learning algorithm detects Alzheimer’s up to six years before doctors”

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Radiology Art

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See Through Sub Parts

The Radiology Art project features scans submitted by different folks. This is a CT scan of a toy submarine. Note the mechanical spring-loaded propulsion mechanism in the center most location. This motor spins the paddle wheels located on either side of the main body. Screws can also be seen at the front and back of the sub, as well as connecting the periscope apparati. Portals located below the periscopes suggest an ocular function.

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Toxin Free Gold Nanoparticles

Toxin Free Gold Nanoparticles 

Researchers from the University of Missouri have made a major contribution to the field of medicine and the use of gold nanoparticles to treat everything from arthritis to cancer and in new modes of medical imaging — not to mention the dozens of other fields that utilize gold nanoparticles in processes and/or products.

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Surgical Imaging System Turns Cancer Cells Neon

Surgical Imaging System Turns Cancer Cells Neon 

A real-time surgical imaging system (top) displays live video.  Image produced by the new system (bottom) shows a pig’s hind leg after injection of a contrast agent.  

Many cancer patients leave surgery still harboring dangerous tumor cells, while others suffer painful aftereffects because a surgeon has removed too much healthy tissue or nicked a nerve. A new imaging system that highlights cancerous tissue in lurid colors should help surgeons remove every last trace of cancer without harming the surrounding tissue. The system, currently in early clinical trials, uses a new class of contrast agents that emit near-infrared light and can attach to virtually any kind of tissue, cancerous or a healthy–showing surgeons just where to cut.

 

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Interventional Radiology Suites Of The Future

Interventional Radiology Suites Of The Future 

Interventional Radiology being an advanced area of medicine and science needs equipment that can match the needs of radiologists. A superior imaging system, which provides enhanced diagnosis, treatment planning and improved therapeutic interventions is what is the most important.

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