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Article • Current and emerging imaging applications

Challenges of AI in chest radiography

Physicians use AI-powered technology for faster and earlier detection of diseases. At ECR Overture, Dr Steven Schalekamp, PhD, discussed the application of AI for chest radiography in paediatrics.

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News • Targeted treatment

Lung-imaging shows cause of long COVID symptoms

Using functional MRI with inhaled xenon gas, researchers have identified that long COVID symptoms are related to microscopic abnormalities that affect how oxygen is exchanged from the lungs to the…

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Sponsored • Handheld diagnostics

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Preanalytical challenges and their clinical impact in point-of-care testing

The European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM) held their annual congress on October 27th to 31st, 2021 in the city of Lisbon, to promote education, training and research in European acute care.

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News • Heart failure

Atrial fibrillation after surgery increases risk of hospitalization

People who develop an abnormal heart rhythm after surgery have an increased risk of subsequently being admitted to hospital with heart failure, according to a study of over 3 million patients.

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News • Wearables

Personal health trackers may include smart face mask

Researchers developed two concepts of wearable smart bioelectronic devices, materials for better real-time monitoring of a person’s health, including vitals.

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News • Self-powered

Smart implants monitor spinal fusion healing

Spinal fusion—fusing two vertebrae together—can treat a wide variety of spinal disorders. A patient-specific 3D-printed smart metamaterial implant doubles as sensor to monitor spinal healing.

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Sponsored • User report

Robotic assistance brings benefits for paediatric patients

Robot-assisted surgery has seen marked advances in the past years and thus become a viable tool for more interventions. For example, the challenging field of paediatric surgery can benefit greatly from the new possibilities, reports Prof Wim van Gemert. Using the Senhance Surgical System from Asensus, the expert details on the advantages of the solution.

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Article • Multimodal analysis approach

Novel AI model predicts thyroid cancer from routine ultrasound images

An artificial intelligence (AI) model combining four methods of machine learning (ML) to accurately detect thyroid cancer from routine ultrasound image data has been developed by US researchers.

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Video • VACUETTE® Evoprotect Safety Blood Collection Set

The gentle touch: The next evolution of safety

VACUETTE® Evoprotect is a user-friendly butterfly needle with an optimised design. The extra-thin walls have a positive effect on the flow rate and thus the duration of blood collection/infusion.

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Article • Research, diagnostics, therapy

Focus on prostate cancer

Prostate cancer (PCa) is not only one of the most common, but also one of the deadliest types of cancer in men. Diagnostics are correspondingly sophisticated, from imaging via ultrasound or MRI to…

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Article • Close to the patient

Focus on POCT

Bringing diagnostics to the patient: Point-of-Care-Testing (POCT) is all about examinations close to the patient – in the hospital ward, at the GP, in the ambulance or even in the patient's home.…

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Article • Focus on radiology

PACS: the central node of imaging

Radiology without a picture archiving and communication system has become unthinkable: It records and sorts image data, controls access to the files – and gains traction also in other specialties.

Diagnostic imaging

Radiology, sonography and beyond: Keep reading to find out how imaging techniques like MRI, CT and ultrasound can be used in the diagnosis of diseases and the guidance of medical procedures.

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News • Contrast-enhanced mammography vs. MRI

Neoadjuvant therapy response in breast cancer

Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) may be a useful alternative test for neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) response assessment in patients with breast cancer who are unable to undergo MRI.

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News • Radiophysiomics

Diagnosing brain tumors using machine learning

The classification of brain tumors—and thus the choice of optimal treatment options—can become more accurate and precise through the use of artificial intelligence in combination with…

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News • Diagnostic imaging

AI saves one hour of daily chest CT interpretation time

Incorporating AI support into clinical practice can reduce repetitive tasks, saving approximately one hour of chest CT interpretation time in a radiologist’s typical workday.

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Laboratory/pathology

From clinical chemistry to digital pathology: Read more about how modern medical laboratories and procedures in pathology play a vital role in the detection and prevention of diseases and in medical research.

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News • Nanochannels

Groundbreaking: Nanofluidic scattering microscopy

To develop new drugs, detailed knowledge about nature’s smallest biological building blocks is required. A new microscopy technique that allows proteins, DNA and other tiny biological particles to…

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News • Vortex fluidic device

Next step in rapid diagnostics for infectious diseases

The speedy, high-tech method of inexpensive, accurate and high-throughput protein biomarker assay testing is being touted as a much-needed development in point-of-care (PoC) testing.

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Article • Patient-based real-time approach

PBRTQC: improving quality control in the lab

Implementing patient-based real-time quality control (PBRTQC) protocols within the laboratory testing setting can offer benefits in terms of patient safety and reducing risks.

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Treatment

Medical innovations are rapidly expanding therapy options for many diseases. Keep reading to find more information on new therapies, surgical techniques, effective medication and patient care.

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News • Medical equipment

Low-tech: just what the surgeon ordered

Medical equipment that can be manufactured at low cost, is simple to use and can be easily maintained will help extend surgery to the 5 billion people worldwide who currently cannot get access to it.

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News • Eye treatment

Self-plugging microneedle for drug delivery

Reseachers have developed a novel microneedle for injecting therapeutics into the eyes, potentially solving one of the major challenges of treating eye diseases.

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News • 'Meteorite impact in the brain'

Personalized treatment of acute stroke

When every minute counts: A Swiss team is currently developing a diagnostic procedure that can be used to start a tailored therapy for acute stroke in a timely manner.

Management

Time to bring out the white collars: Read more about the economy and politics of health as well as optimised hospital and patient management.

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News • During pandemic

Extent of moral injuries faced by healthcare workers

Staff across all levels of UK health and social care reported feeling betrayed, morally violated and being treated unjustly and unfairly at work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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News • Cardiac care

Cardiac disease expected to worsen post corona pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic has caused “global collateral damage” by disrupting cardiac services . Across the world problems with heart health will “...continue to accrue unless mitigation strategies are…

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Video • Worldwide disparities

Shortage of health workers threatens effective health coverage

More than 43 million additional health workers are needed to meet targets for universal health coverage around the world, according to a new peer-reviewed study.

IT/Tech

From AI-based image analysis to virtual therapies: Find out how digitalisation and cutting-edge IT solutions advance the medical landscape.

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News • Ophtalmology

A healthy eye with AI analysis

Using deep learning, researchers created AI-driven computer models to analyze corneal and retinal images to help eye doctors in the future.

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News • Future lifesavers

Tiny robots are next step to precisely targeted drug delivery

A Stanford mechanical engineer creates multifunctional wireless robots to maximize health outcomes and minimize invasiveness of procedures.

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News • Assessing abnormal neurological problems

Smart jumpsuit tracks infants’ early development

New wearable technology creates new possibilities for assessing the neurological development of young children.

Research

When scientific curiosity paves the way for improved healthcare: Read more about promising studies and trials that lead to more effective drugs, procedures as well as medical guidelines.

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News • Immunity?

A path to better rabies vaccine design

Scientists shared one of the first high-resolution looks at the rabies virus glycoprotein in its vulnerable 'trimeric' form, revealing potential vaccine targets.

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News • New study

AI better at spotting heart failure than current tests

Artificial intelligence can help diagnose acute heart failure with more accuracy than current blood tests alone, research suggests.

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News • Unifying disease dynamics

Covid-19: New insights into recovery after severe disease

Recovery from severe Covid-19 is characterized by a reduction of certain white blood cells and changes in the molecular regulation of the immune system, an international research team found.

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