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Landmark clinical study shows MRgFUS effective for bone mets pain.

A Landmark Study on Palliation of Bone Mets PainWhen a primary cancer such as cancer of the breast, prostate or lung spreads to the bone (bone mets), treatment strategies become complex. In today’s world of oncology, better systemic chemotherapies can add months and even years to a patient’s life; in addition, local cancer control of […] KEEP READING

Understanding cartilage increases awareness of its importance.

What You Should Know About CartilageOne of the most fascinating components of the human body is cartilage, an incredibly versatile material. Trying to describe cartilage is like the six blind men who try to figure out what an elephant is: “The elephant is like a pillar,” said the man who touched his leg. “Oh no! […] KEEP READING

Essential tremor gets worse in stressful situations.

How Stress Makes Essential Tremor WorseEssential tremor (ET) is the most common form of uncontrollable rhythmic shaking, though it is sometimes misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. The involuntary trembling results from abnormal communication between certain areas of the brain (cerebellum, thalamus, and brain stem). It is estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from ET, though many […] KEEP READING

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Dr. Sperling’s Early Contributions to AI in Imaging

Considering ever-developing advances in computational power and availability of large data sets, the marriage of humans and machines in future clinical practice seems inevitable. Therefore, regardless of their feelings, the radiologists should be familiar with these concepts.[i] A seemingly unquenchable thirst for efficient, highly accurate and patient-friendly imaging drives the ongoing integration of Artificial Intelligence […] CONTINUE

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – Part 7: AI: As Good or Better Than Radiologists at Spotting Breast Cancer

Roughly 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (BCa). Screening mammograms are able to detect very early lesions before symptoms, such as a palpable lump, occur. Early detection facilitates a diagnosis during a period when the probability of treatment success is highest. Standard 2D mammograms are the most used method […] CONTINUE