Medical Xpress: New imaging resource assists AI in the COVID-19 fight

Medical Xpress: New imaging resource assists AI in the COVID-19 fight. “Published today in the Open-Access, Open-Data journal GigaScience is the National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database (NCCID), a centralized database containing chest X-rays, Computed Tomography (CT) and MRI scans from patients across the UK. Utilizing the unique position as the world’s single largest integrated healthcare system, the benefits of collecting chest imaging data this large are extensive and already being used by doctors and the research community.”

ProPublica: Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

ProPublica: Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.. “Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, are sitting unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise. The records cover more than 5 million patients in the U.S. and millions more around the world. In some cases, a snoop could use free software programs — or just a typical web browser — to view the images and private data, an investigation by ProPublica and the German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk found.”

University at Buffalo: Tool ‘teaches’ computers to correctly annotate medical images

University at Buffalo: Tool ‘teaches’ computers to correctly annotate medical images. “… because machine learning is so complex, medical professionals typically rely on computer engineers to ‘train’ or modify neural networks to properly annotate or interpret medical images. Now, UB researchers have developed a tool that lets medical professionals analyze images without engineering expertise. The tool and the image data that were used for its development are publicly available online.”