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Radiology: machine learning to support medical diagnostics

Interview with Prof. Stefanie Remmele, Scientific Director of the Research Area Medical Technology, University of Applied Sciences Landshut

08.03.2018

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Prof. Stefanie Remmele

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20 percent of radiological images of the cranium show normal findings. An algorithm that sorts normal from abnormal findings would be a great time saver for radiologists.

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In machine learning, programs train to find certain patterns in a data set. In the beginning, they still need humans to help them by feeding them data.

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