The FDA has cleared an AI tool that helps radiologists diagnose or rule out prostate cancer on MRI scans.

Researchers in Italy have demonstrated a no-cost, AI-based technique for detecting the presence of previously undiagnosed abnormalities in blood sugar stability.

Clinical laboratories store a motherlode of objective and structured patient data well primed for mining with AI. Given this reality, pathologists and medical laboratorians must set and abide by principles guiding the ethical use of the technology.

If verified in additional trials, the advance will facilitate care planning much earlier than the current average age of diagnosis, 4 years old.

AI can be taught to flag possible skin cancers on photos taken with smartphone cameras—and the images can be ordinary “people shots” rather than closeups of suspicious lesions.

An Israeli AI startup has been cleared to market COVID-detecting voice analysis software in Europe, according to No Camels.

Healthcare AI is advancing too quickly for its users to fully comprehend the implications of its design, development and applications, according to bioethics specialists who scanned the literature. 

The tool makes the call based on factors readily available to busy clinicians, respecting their workflows while helping patients and families decide whether moving to access a stepped-up care setting would fit well with their aims and values.

The FDA has OK’d AI software that can predict worsening condition in ICU patients up to eight hours before the falloff produces symptoms.

AI has proven capable of automatically detecting looming heart trouble on CT scans taken for lung issues like lung cancer, pulmonary embolism and pneumonia.

Researchers have used deep learning software to accurately detect age-related cognitive impairment using only photos of patients’ faces.

The idea is to head off serious gathering threats without getting thrown off the scent by strains unlikely to proliferate.

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Two different companies announced that they are recalling all lots of the medication. 

CardioSmart, an online resource for both patients and clinicians, has a new editor. 

The funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan resources for providers who treat Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare patients.

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