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Care and Feeding of a Neural Net

Despite the incredibly complex math and analytics behind the process, training a neural net has often been compared to teaching a toddler. Some commonalities: A steep learning curve. Even if you have some prior experience with children, or you’ve read … Read More

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MRI Scanner Goes Mobile

If we hear the words “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine,” we might imagine a huge tube with an opening at both ends. Powerful magnets and radio waves surround the tube. The patient needs to be brought to the MRI scanner, … Read More

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“A small change for a word, but a big change for the lemmatizer”

In my previous blogs, I talked about the difficulty provided by natural language (e.g. ambiguity and variety) and the medical domain (e.g. medical words unknown in common tools). Today, I want to show you another aspect: How big the impact … Read More

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Six Degrees of Covid-19

By now, we’re all aware that Covid-19 symptoms vary widely from person to person, though doctors still aren’t sure why. Apart from age, what causes some people to have a mild case while others fight for their lives? It may … Read More

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Can you shorten everything?

Remember my blog post about how in German you can string words together to form new ones? As mentioned in that post, this increases the possible terms for pathologies and can be frustrating when trying to find all possible variations of … Read More

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Virtual Congress: Practical Learning from ECR 2020

It was just about two months ago when we learned that due to the situation surrounding Covid-19, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), the second largest radiological meeting in the world, would not be canceled but would be held as … Read More

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The Lexicon of Ligaments: Understanding Knee Injuries

PCL…Public Limited Company? Printer Control Language? Python Coding Layer? MCL and LCL? These are Roman numerals…right? If—like me–you’re not in the field of orthopedics, you might wonder what these abbreviations stand for. I was familiar with the letters ACL in … Read More

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Yes, There Is a Code for That

Pecked by a turkey? There’s a medical code for that. Walked into a lamppost? There’s also a code for that. Burned by flaming water skis? Yep, there’s a code for that too. You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Most people … Read More

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Blurry MRI Images – A Job for AI

With every year, AI is finding its way more and more into the radiology field. Not only does the technology optimize processes and efficiency, but it will help with cases where radiologists haven’t found a satisfactory solution yet. In a … Read More

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Why Buy Into AI

The bottom line. Return on investment. Getting the most bang for your buck. However you phrase it, all companies are concerned with profit margins and risk management. CEOs of major companies have taken a cautious but steady approach to integrating … Read More

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