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 • Electronic prompt in the EHR

‘Nudging’ surgeons away from breast cancer overtreatment

Sentinel lymph node biopsies can help detect breast cancer – but not every patient benefits from the procedure. New research finds that a simple EHR prompt can prevent unnecessary surgery.

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News • New technology approach

‘Personalised’ hip replacements to improve outcomes

Using advanced technology from the automotive and manufacturing industries, researchers are driving medical advancement to create ‘personalised’ hip replacements.

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News • Cardiac imaging analysis

AI greatly speeds up heart chamber segmentation from MRI scans

From 45 minutes to just a few seconds: A new computer model utilises AI to examine cardiac MRI scans in the four-chamber plane, potentially offering speedy and dependable heart health evaluation.

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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 understanding of both electrical and mechanical heart activities and has the potential to enable cardiologists to better monitor their patients.

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News • Expression analysis

Smartphone tool detects stroke from face scan

A new smartphone face-screening tool could help paramedics to identify stroke in seconds – much sooner and more accurately than is possible with current technologies.

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News • Pediatric imaging support

Eye tracking VR takes the scare out of MRI scans for children

Undergoing an MRI scan can be a scary prospect for children. Now, a novel eye tracking controlled VR system has been tested on 23 patients aged 2 to 13, allowing them to play games and watch films.

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News • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Telemedicine for more sustainable cancer care

Cancer care that utilizes telehealth and local care would generate 33.1% less greenhouse gas emissions than the traditional model, new research finds.

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News • Message from our partner

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 join the roundtable discussion on the innovative strategies that are navigating the future of pharma. The Congress takes place in Zurich, Switzerland, on 18-19 November 2024.

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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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