Beyond the hype: How practical AI is enhancing radiology

Moving past the initial media hype, practitioners are beginning to demonstrate how AI applications can enhance the ability of radiologists to support better patient outcomes. It’s a fact of life in our digital age that emerging technologies are often accompanied by overinflated expectations about their potential to transform the world. Consider drones. Early supporters predicted…

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Better outcomes for stroke victims. With CT perfusion, time is on our side.

  A growing number of health organizations are making computed tomographic perfusion (CTP) a critical part of their stroke intervention protocols. Research, like the DAWN trials, supports stroke diagnosis and emergency interventional treatment (thrombectomy) up to 24 hours after symptom onset, extending the timeline during which an initial head CT report provides critical information. Further,…

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DAWN of a New Age for Stroke Imaging

  The DAWN Trials, among others, support positive results for stroke patients who first receive treatment up to 24 hours after symptom onset. Current guidelines that require treatment within 6 hours or less limit clinicians’ treatment options for stroke patients when initial signs may have gone unobserved, or when the patient may have been delayed…

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Radiology Insight Essential to Precision Medicine, Excellence

  Today we have the capability—unparalleled in human history—to compile enormous amounts of information, then apply sophisticated analytic tools and artificial intelligence to help solve patients’ most vexing difficulties. Managing big data is essential to building specialized centers of excellence, and diagnostic imaging is a vital part of their success.   Centers of Excellence: The…

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How Finding Nemo is Helping Find Better Ways to Diagnose and Treat Cardiac Disease

  Through CGI (computer-generated imagery), the folks at Pixar – creators of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc. – allow audiences to explore and experience incredible worlds of perceptible dimension, nuanced shading and subtle detail. By applying similar technology to medical imaging, cinematic rendering enables the mapping of internal organs and structures with precise…

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Cyber & Application Security: The 6th Key to Developing a DevOps Culture

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Welcome once again to the vRad Technology Quest series – let’s dive in. Cyber Security is a hot topic. The frequency of notable events – ranging from the compromise of large corporations to possible state-sponsored security breaches – is increasing. Security has become particularly important in health care: research suggests that patient information is now…

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Build Automation DevOps

Deploying Better Build Automation: The 5th Key to Developing a DevOps Culture

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Welcome back to the vRad Technology Quest Series. We’ve shared how vRad builds and deploys code (vRad Development Pipeline (#2)). This article is an in-depth look at our build automation strategy: how we build the system that builds the code. This is one of my favorite topics and I’ll be explaining some of the…

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