Artificial intelligence system could cut critical chest x-rays assessment time

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A team in Warwick have developed an artificial intelligence system which could cut the time it takes to assess critical chest x-rays from 11 days to less than three. Professor Giovanni Montana, chair in data science at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at The University of Warwick, led a team that developed the system which can recognise radiological abnormalities in chest x-rays. The system can asses how severe the abnormality is and, therefore, how quickly a patient needs treatment. They also developed a natural language processing algorithm which can read a radiologist report, understand their finding and automatically prioritise cases based on their severity. The AI system can be used from the moment a patient is admitted to hospital.


FDA Clears GE Healthcare's X-ray AI Suite

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted 510(k) clearance to GE Healthcare's Critical Care Suite -- a collection of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms embedded on a mobile X-ray device, the healthcare business division of GE announced today. Using GE Healthcare's Edison platform, the AI aims to help reduce the turnaround time it takes radiologists to review suspected pneumothorax, a type of collapsed lung. "By integrating AI into every aspect of care, we will ultimately improve patient outcomes, reduce waste and inefficiencies and eliminate costly errors," said Kieran Murphy, president and CEO of GE Healthcare. If a patient is scanned on a device with Critical Care Suite, it will automatically analyze the images by searching for a pneumothorax, GE Healthcare claims. If suspected, an alert with the original X-ray is sent straight to the radiologist to review.


'Clash Royale' Update Brings New Clan Chest Requirements, Increased Taunt Limit

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Clash Royale's Clan Chests debuted in December, and it appears Supercell underestimated how popular the group-based bonus would be. In a new mini-update dispatched over the last few hours, it's become harder to earn them. An official reddit post lists the new requirements. If you want to get a Clan Chest, here's how many wins you need for each level: At the highest levels you're more than doubling the amount of wins necessary to get the same gold and card rewards as before. Beyond that limit, everything else stays the same.


Have archaeologists discovered Buddha's remains? Skull bone found in 1,000-year-old shrine could belong to the enlightened one

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A discovery found hidden inside a 1,000-year-old Chinese chest could help archaeologists reach enlightenment. Fragments of bone which were uncovered within the gold chest could belong to Buddha, say researchers. They believe that a chunk of skull, mixed with a collection of remains of Buddhist saints, belonged to Siddhartha Gautama, whose teachings became the foundations of the religion. Inscriptions carved into the protective stone chest in a crypt under the temple tell the story of how Buddha's skull came to lie in the tiny golden chest within. However, the archaeologists do not speculated on the authenticity of the bone.


Behind the ’Alien’ chest-bursting scene that freaked out a generation

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The newborn Xenomorph bursting violently from John Hurt's chest in Alien is one of the most iconic and important scenes in science fiction or horror movie history. And a lot went on before (and after) director Ridley Scott shouted "action." Our CineFix series, Art of the Scene, burrows into the disturbing creature designs and gallons of prop blood that led to the birth of this adorable creature.