Forty years after physicist Allan Cormack and electrical engineer Godfrey Hounsfield jointly won a Nobel Prize for inventing computed tomography as we know it, the modality continues to generate new or improved uses and iterations. RBJ spoke with several trailblazers who are still plumbing the depths of CT applications.
Presagen announced Oct. 30 the launch of its AI Open Projects platform, a tool that allows radiology practices worldwide to share images and help to build AI products that are “robust, scalable and unbiased.”
Using CT to image skulls of humans, chimpanzees and gorillas, and tapping MRI to render brain volumes and structures, scientists in Switzerland have uncovered new clues to the trajectory of human evolution.
Playing videogames during breaktimes reduces activation in the brain’s supplementary motor area, and the falloff shows up in findings on fMRI and as poorer functional performance in short-term memory tests when people get back to work.
Women initially deemed to have a less than 2% chance of developing breast cancer often skip the recommended follow-up MRI six months later. Johns Hopkins researchers are attempting to understand why, and recently published some early insights into the issue.