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February 2020

Survey: MRI procedures up 8%, AI to improve image quality and workflow

Editor's Note A survey by IMV Medical Information Division finds that the number of MRI procedures performed in the US rose 8% from 39 million in 2018 to an all-time high of some 42 million in 2019, the January 15 AuntMinnie.com reports. A total of 17% of respondents gave high…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 16, 2020
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FDA clears Aidoc’s AI system for stroke detection

Editor's Note The Food & Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance to Aidoc (Tel Aviv) for its artificial intelligence (AI)-based system for large-vessel occlusion detection−ischaemic strokes that result from a blockage in one of the major arteries of the brain, the January 14 Verdict Medical Devices reports. The system’s AI…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 16, 2020
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Laser-based imaging system, AI algorithm accurately identify brain tumors

Editor's Note Researchers at NYU Langone Health combined advanced optical imaging with an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to produce accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors in this study. Compared with the accuracy of pathologists’ interpretation of conventional histologic images, the results for both methods were comparable. The AI-based diagnosis…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 7, 2020
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Depuy, Zebra Medical partner on AI algorithm development

Editor's Note Johnson & Johnson’s Depuy Synthes and Israel-based Zebra Medical Vision have partnered to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithms for use in preoperative orthopedic surgical planning, the January 2 BioWorld reports. The algorithms would enable the creation of 3D models from x-ray images so that radiation risks and costs…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 6, 2020
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First-year analysis of OR Black Box study

Editor's Note In this first-year analysis of a data capture system called the OR Black Box, frequent intraoperative errors, events, variation in surgeons’ technical skills, and a high amount of environmental distractions were identified. In 132 patients having elective laparoscopic general surgery: auditory distractions occurred a median of 138 times…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 2, 2020
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FDA workshop: Role of AI in radiological imaging

Editor's Note The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on December 30 announced a public workshop on the “Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence [AI] in Radiological Imaging, which will take place February 25-26, 2020, at the Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop will include discussions on…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 2, 2020
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Boston Scientific receives FDA clearance for single-use duodenoscope

Editor's Note Boston Scientific announced December 13 that it had received Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope for use in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures. The EXALT Model D, which was granted Breakthrough Device Designation from the FDA, eliminates the need for…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 17, 2019
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AI and surgical decision making

Editor's Note Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with surgical decision making could transform care by augmenting the decision to perform surgery, informed consent process, identification and mitigation of modifiable risk factors, decisions on postoperative management, and shared decision for resource use, this review finds. Surgical decision making involves hypothetical-deductive reasoning, individual…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 11, 2019
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AI helps physicians identify cancer cells

Editor's Note Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have developed a new software tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize cancer cells from digital pathology images, a December 9 UT Southwestern news release reports. The spatial distribution of different types of cells can reveal a cancer’s growth…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 11, 2019
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UC San Diego opens new Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery

Editor's Note The Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery at UC San Diego Health is the first in the country dedicated to delivering a new caliber of surgical accuracy that allows surgeons to identify cancerous or critical tissues with GPS-like precision by lighting them up, the December 5 UC San Diego Health…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 9, 2019
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