Machine Learning in Radiology

Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI). It gives software the ability to learn from past experiences and to incorporate what it has learned into new data processing methods. The purpose of machine learning is to enable software to evolve without needing someone to provide “hand holding” through every new process.

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5 Reasons Digital Radiography Outperforms Computed Radiography

If you are in the market for a new X-ray system, you’re looking for a system that will meet your needs, fit your budget, and operate efficiently, and inspire your confidence (of course, it wouldn’t hurt if it performed above those expectations, too). During your search, you will inevitably come across two popular models: the conventional computed radiography systems and the newer digital radiography systems.
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Update: New Details on Canon’s Acquisition of Toshiba Medical

Canon acquired Toshiba Medical in 2016. Toshiba Medical is one of the world’s leading companies for medical equipment. They’re known for their wide variety of products, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, X-ray systems, diagnostic ultrasound systems, diagnostic nuclear medicine systems. Toshiba Medical also offers advanced medical imaging solutions and in-vitro diagnostics that are specialized for individual care.

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How X-Rays Changed the World

In the late 1800’s, a German physicist by the name of Wilhelm Röntgen accidentally discovered a new form of electromagnetic radiation. He observed a curious effect that happened when passing an electrical current through gases at low pressure – he could see through most substances and project the shadow of solid objects.

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The Love for Medical Imaging

Most of us have undergone the need for using medical imaging at some point in our lives. Whether it was for a dental exam, a stomach x-ray, a CT scan or even an MRI, medical imaging spans across a wide range of necessities to help discover and diagnosis for the proper treatments that will keep us at our ultimate health. As medical imaging continues to expand and advance, we’ve looked back to how it even started and where we hope it may go in the future.

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New Frontier of Medical Imaging

About 20 years ago, if a medical imaging professional wanted to consult with another professional 50 miles away, they had to make a copy of the image, mail it off, wait for it to arrive, and then schedule a time to discuss the image. Today, with the modern hardware and software, the same medical imaging professionals can be brought together to review and discuss images within minutes. Like everything else in the world, radiography will continue to evolve with the times.

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