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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: Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease Based on Accelerated Brain Aging

Dementia is not fun. The symptoms and conditions that signal mental deterioration are a slow and inexorable crumbling process that eventually incapacitates a person. This process places burdens on the individual patient, his or her loved ones, and even society as people are living longer. According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, “Dementia is a general term […] CONTINUE

Predictable Relief from Painful Bone Mets | Sperling Medical Group

Predictable Relief from Painful Bone Mets

Cancer that metastasizes (spreads) to the bone can eventually lead to severe bone pain. Initially, the pain may come and go. Often, it’s worse a night. Early on, there are medications that can relieve the pain, but as it becomes more agonizing many patients end up on morphine. In addition, bone mets can weaken bones […] CONTINUE

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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