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January 2017 Blog Posts (6)

Is Being a Radiologist Really Among the Best Jobs in the U.S.?

You might be surprised to hear what are some of the U.S.’s top professions. According to CNN, radiology is one of the best jobs you can have. This January, the media group came out with a report detailing the top 100 jobs in the U.S. Evaluating factors such as mobility, salary, and quality of life, radiologist was determined as the 45th best job for Americans — right after dentist and before career counselor. Radiology scored an “A” in terms of “personal satisfaction”, “benefit…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 31, 2017 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Researchers Develop Method to Visualize Gene Expression in Cells Using MRI

It’s been estimated that humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes. In order to understand our vastly comprehensive genetic makeup, we need to be able to capture clear images. Fortunately, researchers at the California Institute of Technology have recently discovered a way to visualize gene expression through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

A team of scientists led by assistant professor chemical engineering Mikhail Shapiro found that by increasing the quantity of…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 31, 2017 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Arterys Earns FDA Clearance for Image Analysis Software

The Terminator is coming. Arterys's novel algorithm based on artificial intelligence and machine learning has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Using a “deep learning algorithm”, the new software will significantly accelerate the MRI analyzation process. 

Arterys is a SaaS-based imaging analytics company that is attempting to…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 31, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Radiologists Offer Their Predictions on Federal Healthcare Law Under Trump

The new Republican administration is determined to dismantle the Affordable Care Act by 2018. Yet, for the moment, the future of health insurance in the U.S. is murky as GOP lawmakers try to devise a functional alternative. In the latest issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, three radiologists with public policy…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 31, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Are Radiologists Going Extinct?

Machine learning has turned data science on its head. Now that we can teach computers to solve problems, programmers no longer need to. This advancement has revolutionized the way we approach and use technology. We’ve already seen the positive impact of…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 31, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

$1M in Prize Awards for Data Science Bowl 2017: Helping Radiologists Lower the False-Positive Lung Cancer Scans

In January 2016, Vice President Joe Biden’s created the Cancer Moonshot initiative to help promote 10 years’ worth of advances in cancer research, prevention and treatment within just five years. One of the main goals of Moonshot is to bring the expertise of diverse fields together to solve pressing cancer problems. Following VP Biden’s lead…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on January 17, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

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