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Inside Story: How Ultrasound Is Proving An Ally To A Spanish Hospital Fighting COVID-19

2020 13 Apr

Tomás Villén is on a war footing. His hospital, Universitario Ramón y Cajal in the northern corner of Madrid, has been the epicenter of Spain’s battle against COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Together with Italy, Spain has borne the brunt of the pandemic in Europe. In late March and early April, roughly 300 new patients infected... Read more

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A Ray Of Light: AI-Enhanced Ultrasound Is Helping On The Front Line Against COVID-19

2020 26 Mar

Ultrasound might not seem an obvious weapon against COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and its ensuing complications. Best known for helping doctors and expectant parents to view babies in utero, ultrasound sees inside the body by emitting and recording the echoes of high-frequency soundwaves. It’s similar to how bats navigate at... Read more

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AI in the ER: This Software-Engineer-Turned-Doctor Helped Design A New Ultrasound Tool

2019 01 Nov

Each year, Emergency Departments (ED) across the United States see more than 145 million visits, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. Nearly two-and-a-half million ED patients end up getting some kind of diagnostic exam, like ultrasound, that confirms if a hospital stay is needed. In highly populated areas, doctors often struggle... Read more