Tag: "computer" at medical news
Virtual colonoscopy performance enhanced by computer-aided detection
...er the radiologist has interpreted the images, the computer
acts as a second set of eyes, reviewing the images and marking abnormalities for the radiologist to review. CAD has the potential to find polyps that a radiologist might miss. "We think that CAD will help improve the performance of virtual colonoscop...
Robotic treadmill training helps retrain brain, improves walking
...patient watches his or her progress on a real-time computer
monitor. By providing sensory information to the spinal cord and brain, the device signals the body to step again. The study participants were assessed before and after completion of the treadmill training with fMRI. Pictures of blood flow in the bra...
Computer aided evaluation may improve accuracy in breast MRI interpretation
...d Confirma, a Kirkland, Washington manufacturer of computer
aided detection software, today announced that res... of North America (RSNA) meeting demonstrates that computer
aided evaluation for breast images done by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may improve accuracy in ...
Tracking the memory trace
...s formed in the same way that data are stored in a computer
always in the same place. "It's not as if we are forming memories that are then being written to a "hard disk" area of the brain, and it's there and recalled from the same location at any time after learning," said Davis. "We now think that differe...
Computer simulation shows buckyballs deform DNA
...zing prospects of revolutionizing medicine and the computer
industry. Since their discovery in 1985, engineers...ved in water. It reports the results of a detailed computer
simulation that finds buckyballs bind to the spirals in DNA molecules in an aqueous environment, cau...
Making the most of our precious nursing resources
... that, in many instances, TrendCare an Australian computer
system that allocates nurses across wards depending on patient needs better met the needs of hospitals. Mandated nurse-patient ratios were introduced to Victorian public hospitals five years ago as one of several strategies to recruit nurses back to...
Mathematics used to discern immune response to infectious diseases
...a team of immunologists, computational biologists, computer
scientists and mathematicians, our goal is to capt...ndros Labrinidis, Ph.D., both of the department of computer
science, University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences. An educational program that will focu...
New technique puts brain-imaging research on its head
... data will be in the development and validation of computer
simulations of traumatic brain injury, which may ultimately reduce the need for direct experimentation." Bayly and Genin are collaborating with David Brody, MD, Ph.D., instructor in neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine, and Shen...
A pocketful of help for Alzheimer's sufferers and caregivers
...ill control the device. Becker will lead a team of computer
science student researchers, staff and community volunteers in developing the home and Web system components and conducting usability studies of their use by older adults. Webbe provides knowledge of the disease and of caregiver and patien...
New study finds anabolic steroids may be addictive
.... The inactive mechanism produced no response. A computer
recorded the number of times each animal used the active and inactive delivery mechanisms. Overall, the animals showed a marked preference for testosterone, nandrolone or drostanolone, engaging the active delivery mechanism twice as often as the con...
Technology for successful aging shown at White House conference
...tments is opened, a signal is sent wirelessly to a computer
system that records medications taken. What makes ... homes, developed with HomeFree Inc.; and adaptive computer
games that monitor cognitive performance and potentially improves seniors' cognitive skills, as part...
Progress slow in improving hospitals' patient safety systems
...try systems for medications, despite the growth of computer
technology in general and in hospital billing systems in particular." "Response from within the health care system clearly has been slow. In part, this is because of the complexities involved in implementing systems and changing cultures; however, co...
Visually impaired people prefer to watch television enhanced with special processing
...s of still images and asked to find -- by moving a computer
mouse on the table--a setting where the image was most visible. Moving the mouse in one direction changed the size of the detail to be enhanced. Movements in the other direction changed the amount of contrast enhancement applied to those details..P...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...ting, in which a smoker is prompted by a hand-held computer
to smoke on a schedule with increasing intervals b...nts. A low cost intervention that uses a palm top computer
to help smokers in the African-American community resist the urge to use cigarettes. The tiny comput...
New brain scan technology could save babies' lives
...passes through body tissue and is then analysed by computer
to provide information about the tissue. A helmet incorporating 32 light detectors and 32 sources of completely safe, low-intensity laser light is placed on the baby's head. The sources produce short flashes and the detectors measure the amount of l...
Neighborhoods may affect asthma, UCSF study finds
...nd environment. The investigators were able to use computer
mapping of residential location, a process known as geocoding, in order to link interview data with general U.S. census information for each person's surroundings. In this way they could characterize different area-wide socioeconomic factors such as ...
UCI wins $2.4 million grant to study how brain understands language
...one that we have not managed to replicate yet with computer
voice recognition systems. This project will help us better understand how brain circuits can do what computers circuits so far cannot." It is estimated that acquired language disorders, also known as aphasia, affect approximately 1 million people in...
Researchers develop new method for studying 'mental time travel'
...ns as they studied the images. They then trained a computer
program to distinguish between the patterns of bra...ted with studying faces, locations or objects. The computer
program was used to track participants' brain activity as they recalled the images to see how well i...
Book looks at improving health-care access for disabled
...o herself has low vision and performs her job with computer
software that translates printed text into synthesized speech. With a Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Welfare Policy at Brandeis University, she served for eight years on the National Council on Disability, appointed by President Clinton and ...
Lung cancer screening encouraged for smokers with a strong family history of the disease
...mography, uses a 360-degree X-ray beam, along with computer
production of image "slices," to highlight lesions in organs and tissues.) Ann G. Schwartz, Ph.D., of the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan, along with an associate, emphasized that 85 to 95 percent of all lung cancers are attributable t...
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