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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Video • Intra-operative assistance

MRI-guided robotic positioner to enhance neurosurgery precision

New robotic technology could pave the way for more precise MRI-guided stereotactic surgery, for example by assisting with cannula/needle targeting during deep brain stimulation (DBS) interventions.

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AI-driven strategies for pharma industry at AUTOMA+ 2024

As AI is playing an increasingly crucial role in the fields of pharmacy and medicine, Pharmaceutical Automation and Digitalisation Congress (AUTOMA+ 2024) welcomes the entire industry value chain to…

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Article • Lesion detection and mammographic texture analysis

Dual AI model to optimize breast cancer risk assessment

A team of Danish and Dutch researchers has combined an AI diagnostic tool with a mammographic texture model to improve the assessment of short- and long-term breast cancer risk. This new approach…

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Article • Transformative technology

Generative AI in healthcare: More than a chatbot

‘Computer, why did the doctor take that MRI scan of my leg? And what did it show?’: Popularized by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, generative artificial intelligence (AI) is already beginning to see practical applications in medical settings. The technology holds immense potential, with benefits for patients, clinicians, and even hospital administration, according to Shez Partovi, MD.

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Interview • Documentation assistance

Virtual scribes free up physician's time from eHR

Physicians using a virtual scribe spend significantly less time in the eHR, a new study finds. This reduces their burden and frees up time for patient care – and AI could push this even further.

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Article • E-skin patches

How “intelligent” skin could highlight cardiac conditions

Two companies are combining their unique expertise to develop intelligent e-skin patches to “self-sense” cardiac events in patients. The flexible patch platform will deliver a comprehensive…

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News • Eye pressure monitoring

Early detection of glaucoma with ‘smart’ contact lenses

A prototype “smart” contact lens that measures eye pressure accurately, regardless of temperature. Detecting slight elevations in pressure, this could someday enable wireless glaucoma detection.

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News • AUTOMA+ 2024 congress

Pharma leaders to explore new technologies and digital innovations

Digital leaders and major players of the whole value chain gather at Pharmaceutical Automation and Digitalisation Congress (AUTOMA+ 2024) to share professional opinion on trends and latest solutions for the pharma digital transformation. Following the long-standing tradition, the Congress is held in the heart of the pharmaceutical industry, Zurich, Switzerland, on 18-19 November 2024.

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Article • Affordable and widely accessible

Robotics applied in support of patient wellbeing

Keeping technology simple and affordable is key in helping patients to fully benefit from robotic systems, according to a leading expert in the field. While expensive and complex systems have been developed, Professor Heike Vallery believes the full potential of robotics in patient care will only be realised when they become more affordable and widely accessible. She also underlines the…

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