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With the help of artificial intelligence, computers are to simulate human thought processes. Machine learning is intended to support almost all medical specialties. But what is going on inside an AI algorithm, what are its decisions based on? Can you even entrust a medical diagnosis to a machine? Clarifying these questions remains a central aspect of AI research and development.

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News • Medical technology review

Artificial intelligence: huge potential in infection control

PPE compliance, air and environment monitoring, antibiotic treatment decision support: AI has great potential to help prevent infectious disease outbreaks, a review at the upcoming ECCMID points out.

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Article • Imaging in characterisation and classification of tumour types

Taking a closer look at breast cancer

Breast cancer has no “one size fits all” therapy approach: subtypes differ significantly in malignancy, progression, and treatment response. Therefore, the more is known about the type of…

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News • Medical technology presentation

United Imaging showcases EU presence, AI-driven solutions at ECR 2024

United Imaging is showcasing its full portfolio of AI-empowered products at the ECR 2024 in Vienna. The company highlights its significant EU growth since establishing its regional HQ in 2019.

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Article • Imaging controversial

MRI breast cancer screening of high-risk women: benefits outweigh drawbacks

Breast MRI is increasingly being used as a primary breast cancer screening exam for young women. It brings benefits in women with dense breasts, who are at an elevated risk of developing breast…

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News • Imaging equipment

Fujifilm presents new MRI scanner at ECR 2024

Fujifilm Healthcare Europe will present its Echelon Synergy MRI system at the European Congress of Radiology 2024. The 1.5 T scanner employs AI features to enhance image quality and scanning speed.

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News • Portable diagnostic tool

Breast cancer detection: New program tracks tumour heat

Researchers in Singapore have developed an AI-based software to assist in the early detection of breast cancer. Using thermal imaging, the program assesses the malignancy of a tumour.

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Article • Experts explore impact of technology

AI in radiology: helper or bane of society and the environment?

The climate crisis and AI – arguably two of the most hotly-debated and relevant topics of our time – share an intricate relationship: While computation of complex AI routines commands an immense carbon footprint, it is these algorithms that might be the very key to mitigate the effects of global warming. In a dedicated session at ECR 2023, radiologists explored the societal and environmental…

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Article • Digital breast tomosynthesis

Transforming breast screening: The role of AI in improving reading workflow

While having more centers adopt digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screenings into their practice is a positive change, it also presents some challenges for radiologists—particularly the increased number of images for radiologists to review. This challenge has paved the way for AI to offer innovative workflow solutions for radiologists that do not sacrifice accuracy.

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News • Battle of the AI large language models

Elicit: A better ChatGPT for medical research?

Researchers explored the potential of two generative AI models for answering clinical questions and literature selection for medical research – one fared signifcantly better than the other.

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