How IBM's analytics software saves lives

Posted on March 15th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

Here’s the thing about brain aneurysms: They aren’t necessarily deadly, unless they pop. If that happens, there’s roughly a 50% chance that the patient will die—so it’s best to spot and treat them early.

 

To help in their aneurysm hunt, radiologists at Mayo Clinic use special software developed with IBM (IBM) that analyzes a three-dimensional brain scan. Computer algorithms process information in the images, pick out abnormal areas where fragile blood vessels might be hiding, and flag the potential trouble spots for Mayo doctors.

 

CNN Money, by Jon Fortt, 3/15/10

Tags: analytics software, brain scan, Radiology, Research

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