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Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms Is Aim of Advanced Computing Project, Mayo Clinic And IBM Corporation (IBM) Researchers Say



1/27/2010 8:16:05 AM

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Mayo Clinic -- ROCHESTER, Minn. — Preventing deadly ruptures of the blood vessels in the brain is the aim of a new Mayo Clinic project to help radiologists detect aneurysms with far greater speed and accuracy. The new method uses analytics technology developed by the Mayo and IBM collaboration, Medical Imaging Informatics Innovation Center and has proven a 95 percent accuracy rate in detecting aneurysms, compared with 70 percent for manual interpretation. Project findings were reported in the Journal of Digital Imaging (published online Nov. 24, 2009).

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