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Medical Coder – A job I did not know about

One year ago I came across a job I was not aware of: “medical coder.” In Switzerland, but also in the US, medical reports, written by medical doctors in “natural medical language,” are translated by medical coders into a series … Read More

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Natural Language Interface for Databases

How to get your data without technical knowledge In this time of digitalization, it is quite safe to say that every company has some type of database. It could be a small database to store some contact information, or big … Read More

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Power BI and NLP against COVID-19

Italy has been experiencing a COVID19 pandemic emergency since February. Despite being a small province (about 300,000 inhabitants), Piacenza was one of the epicenters of the epidemic in Italy; Codogno, where the first Italian COVID-19 diagnosed patient lives, is just … Read More

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RSNA 2020: a mix of convenience and challenges

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting is the biggest and one of the most important meetings for radiologists in the world. In May 2020, RSNA decided to host this year’s meeting in an all-virtual format due to … Read More

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From back pain to computer issues

Fun with Language Working with natural language can be challenging and frustrating, but it can be a lot of fun too. Let me share my newest “fun with language” moment: Research is often done in English, and there are many … Read More

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Ultrasound: Then and Now

Unusual connections What do bats, Pierre Curie, and the Titanic have in common? They all played important roles in the development of ultrasound imaging technology. Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves higher than the upper audible limit of human hearing. The … Read More

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The Royal College of Radiologist (RCR) Digital Learning Programme 2020

The RCR Digital Learning Programme 2020 organized its first virtual learning program between 21 September and 9 October 2020. It delivered a variety of interactive two-hour sessions each day. The agenda of the program encompassed all of the RCR’s professional learning … Read More

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The Value of Simulation in Medical Education

As she stared at the pale frog sprawled out before us, the look of wide-eyed horror on my lab partner’s face was incomprehensible to me. While I had no particular love of biology and certainly no overwhelming desire to dissect … Read More

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The Inevitable Evolution of Medical Education

Remember floppy disks? I asked my 11-year-old son if he knew what a floppy disk was and was surprised that he did. His answer: “Basically, they’re a super old version of a USB.” Despite the fact that these days floppies … Read More

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ScanDiags Showcased at Asian Musculoskeletal Society (AMS) Annual Meeting September 2020

ScanDiags Showcased at Asian Musculoskeletal Society (AMS) Annual Meeting September 2020 This year’s AMS Annual Meeting’s theme was “MSK Imaging: 2020 Vision.” Like so many others this year, it was conducted as an online event.  It was a bit different … Read More

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