Medical research

How to fake a medical record in order to mitigate privacy risks

In machine learning, generative adversarial networks (GANs) involve two artificial neural networks squaring off, one, the generator, trying to delude the other, the discriminator, into accepting synthetic data as real. Beyond ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Bag of words test for Alzheimer's disease

A positive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) can only be made definitively postmortem. However, there are many symptoms that become apparent as the disease progresses and specialists can usually be quite certain of a ...

Radiology & Imaging

Artificial intelligence learns muscle anatomy in CT images

Personalized medicine has stirred the imagination of drugs and therapies that are individually tailored to patients. In the future, there will no longer be a need to worry about side effects, and patients will be screened ...

Medical economics

Survey reveals the hidden costs of care cascades

Just about any medical test can turn up an incidental finding that leads to a cascade of follow-up tests. For instance, a patient comes in for a routine test to measure their heart activity before cataract surgery and the ...

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