AI for analyzing breast cancer lesions
DURHAM, NC—Duke University researchers have created an artificial intelligence platform to analyze potentially cancerous lesions in mammography scans and determine whether patients should receive invasive biopsies. The research team trained the AI to detect and evaluate lesions like an actual radiologist would be trained.
Non-invasive carpal tunnel treatment
EAGAN, MN—Good news for those achy wrists. Sonex Health has secured a $20 million commitment from California-based KCK Medtech for further development of its FDA-approved device for treating carpal tunnel syndrome using ultrasound technology. Sonex CEO Robert Paulson Jr. says that the money will go toward driving commercial adoption and conducting additional prospective post-market clinical studies.
Predictive analysis for predicting food and dietary patterns
CHAPEL HILL, NC—Researchers at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health will direct both a $13 million NPH Clinical Center (one of six across the United States) and a $19 million Metabolomics and Clinical Assay Center. The overall goal of the studies is to develop algorithms that use predictive analytics to determine an individual’s responses to food and dietary patterns.
Tech assesses fluid level in lungs
COLUMBUS, OH and OVERLAND PARK, KS—Kansas-based health tech company WellSky will pilot its ReD technology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center with the goal of helping heart failure patients avoid hospital readmissions. The tech lets providers assess the fluid level in patients’ lungs, a symptom of worsening heart condition.