Aneurysm Symptoms and Diagnosis: What to Know Everyday Health


There are several screening and diagnostic tools doctors use to detect aneurysms. Doctors discover many aortic aneurysms after administering a computerized tomography (CT) scan for some other reason. A CT scan is a painless test that uses contrast dye injected into a vein in the arm and X-rays to get clear pictures of the aorta or brain. A small brain bleed, known as a sentinel hemorrhage, may not be detected on a CT scan, so if it's suspected, the doctor may perform a spinal tap. But a CT scan will pick up a large brain bleed, known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage, Dr. Teitelbaum says.

Deep Learning for MR Angiography: Automated Detection of Cerebral Aneurysms


To develop and evaluate a supportive algorithm using deep learning for detecting cerebral aneurysms at time-of-flight MR angiography to provide a second assessment of images already interpreted by radiologists. MR images reported by radiologists to contain aneurysms were extracted from four institutions for the period from November 2006 through October 2017. The images were divided into three data sets: training data set, internal test data set, and external test data set. The algorithm was constructed by deep learning with the training data set, and its sensitivity to detect aneurysms in the test data sets was evaluated. To find aneurysms that had been overlooked in the initial reports, two radiologists independently performed a blinded interpretation of aneurysm candidates detected by the algorithm. When there was disagreement, the final diagnosis was made in consensus. The number of newly detected aneurysms was also evaluated. The training data set, which provided training and validation data, included 748 aneurysms (mean size, 3.1 mm 2.0 [standard deviation]) from 683 examinations; 318 of these examinations were on male patients (mean age, 63 years 13) and 365 were on female patients (mean age, 64 years 13).

Mom who cheated death meets son for first time after 111-day recovery

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A North Carolina mother who was "in the process of actively dying" has finally held her infant son after spending more than 111 days recovering from life-saving surgery. Danielle, whose last name was not revealed, was rushed to the emergency room in February with chest pains. The 31-year-old, who was pregnant with her son K.V. at the time, has Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue. Patients typically experience complications related to the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints and eyes, according to The Marfan Foundation. "It's not so common that we see someone coming so sick, and pregnant, and in such a situation that the mortality rate is pretty close to 100 percent," Dr.

'Concern' as study highlights aneurysm death rate

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The death rate from abdominal aortic aneurysms is more than three times higher in England than in the US, analysis of official data shows. The weakening and swelling of the main blood vessel from the heart is normally fatal if it bursts. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, raised "concern" that English surgeons may be performing preventative operations less often. Experts say the issue should be investigated further. The aorta is normally 2 cm across and international guidelines suggest considering surgery once an aneurysm grows to 5.5 cm in men or 5 cm in women.

AI to improve detection and monitoring of brain aneurysm


A new research collaboration focused on developing a solution that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to detect and monitor brain aneurysms on scans faster and more efficiently was recently announced. As reported, Australia's Macquarie University will work with an ICT company, a medical tech company, and a medical imaging company to improve brain aneurysm diagnoses. The project has already received a Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grant of AU$ 2.1M from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Brain aneurysms are a common disorder caused by a weakness in the wall of a brain artery. Aneurysms are present in between 2% and 8% of adults, with multiple aneurysms in more than 10% of these people.