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Mayo Clinic and IBM Advance Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms




IBM issued a press release today (Mayo Clinic and IBM Advance Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms) on collaboration with the Mayo Clinic around new analytics technology that has proven a 95 percent accuracy rate in detecting aneurysms, compared with 70 percent for manual interpretation.  

Already saving patients’ lives, the project has examined more than 15 million images from thousands of patients since the project began in early July. It uses technology that combines advanced imaging with analytics to highlight likely aneurysms for faster detection. This helps radiologists identify them before they result in brain hemorrhage or neurological damage. In the future, Mayo Clinic expects to use the same approach for other radiology detection tests such as the diagnosis of cancer or vessel anomalies in other parts of the body.


The aneurysm detection system uses an algorithm developed by Mayo researchers that is executed on IBM WebSphere Process Server to model and orchestrate the automated workflow. Images are stored on IBM DB2 for Linux and Windows data service and workflow logic is run on IBM System x servers and IBM storage.

Link:  Mayo Clinic and IBM Advance Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms