In the latest sign that the singularity is nigh, IBM announced last week that it would start teaching its ultra-fast computer system "Watson" to be something like a robotic radiologist.
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IBM is teaching Watson to interpret medical images
Huffington Post
In the latest sign that the singularity is nigh, IBM announced last week that it would start teaching its ultra-fast computer system "Watson" to be something like a robotic radiologist.

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  Shorter course of high-dose radiation therapy 'better for breast cancer patients'
Medical News Today
For women with early-stage breast cancer, a shorter course of radiation therapy at higher doses may be less toxic and lead to better life quality than a longer course at lower doses. This is according to two new studies published in JAMA Oncology.

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  Study: FMRI scans can predict patients' response to antipsychotic medication
International Business Times
Scientists have discovered that brain scans can be used to predict patients’ response to antipsychotic medications, reducing the risk of adverse reactions with serious side effects, according to recent reports.

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Proof-of-concept study shows potential for ultrasound to detect signs of preterm labor
North Carolina State University via Science Daily
An international team of researchers has conducted a proof-of-concept study that raises the possibility of using ultrasound techniques to detect cervical stiffness changes that indicate an increased risk of preterm labor in pregnant women. While additional work needs to be done, it may ultimately give doctors a new tool for determining when to provide treatment that can prevent preterm birth.
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  The hard numbers on radiological interpretation errors
Dotmed.com
Medical errors related to incorrect imaging interpretation are a long recognized, but underreported, problem. Now a research team at Emory University School of Medicine has quantified these blunders by culling through nearly 1.8 million imaging reports.

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Pretreatment scanning may predict IDC overall survival
Diagnostic Imaging
Metabolic tumor volume, determined by FDG PET/CT performed before treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast can predict overall survival, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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Health law update – July 2, 2015
BakerHostetler
At the annual meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association held in Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General announced a new legal team dedicated to pursuing civil monetary penalties and exclusions.
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