On Oct. 1, 1971, Godfrey Hounsfield’s invention took its first pictures of a human brain, using X-rays and an ingenious algorithm to identify a woman’s tumor from outside of her skull.
Outsourcing is common in many hospitals. But when health care systems outsource certain clinical tasks to separate companies, costs can go up, quality of care can fall and patients can be harmed.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Low-dose CT scans can detect lung cancer in smokers and former smokers at an early and sometimes treatable stage. Why are so few smokers and former smokers getting them?
Automated decision making has been around in healthcare since the 1970s, and now radiology is the new frontline where AI is being deployed.
Artificial intelligence is being used to diagnose breast cancers from early mammogram tests.
After Google suggested PigeonRank was at the root of its search function, a group of researchers put a small flock of the birds to a different classification test in real life.
Fourier’s discoveries can still be felt in modern-day radiology, climate science and physics.
During World War I, Marie Curie left her lab behind, inventing a mobile X-ray unit that could travel to the battlefront and training 150 women to operate these ‘Little Curies.’