Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and artificial intelligence company Unanimous AI found in a study that “swarm intelligence” technology is better at diagnosing pneumonia through chest X-ray scans than any individual doctor or computer working alone.
The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s new Main building— equipped with a range of new tools, including a cutting-edge clinical scanner— has brought about significant improvements to the hospital experience for patients, their families and staff, since its Dec. 9 opening, doctors report.
It may seem unlikely that studying the mechanics of concrete would inform brain research. However, Ellen Kuhl, mechanical engineering professor and head researcher for the Living Matter Lab, started out studying the molecular interactions of concrete and is now applying this understanding to the field of neuroscience, where her research has led to groundbreaking discoveries about neurological disorders.
Researchers at Stanford have developed a machine learning algorithm, CheXNet, to perform pneumonia diagnosis. In clinical tests, the algorithm performed accurate diagnosis at slightly better rates than doctors.
Frank Graham Sommer, a professor emeritus of radiology at Stanford’s School of Medicine, died on Oct. 2 at the age of 70. He was best known for work on ultrasound and imaging blood flow in the kidneys.
Herbert Abrams was not only a renowned professor and researcher that made significant advances in the field of radiology, but also a staunch advocate for world peace through his efforts to promote denuclearization. Abrams passed away at age 95 on Jan. 20 in his home in Palo Alto.
Radiology professor Sanjiv Gambhir will be the new chair of the School of Medicine’s department of radiology.