Eko Scores FDA Breakthrough Device Designation

Eko Scores FDA Breakthrough Device Designation

This time it’s the software. We’ve written numerous times about Eko’s Duo digital stethoscope. Last week the FDA granted Breakthrough Device status to the artificial intelligence algorithm designed to detect heart failure. The designation is granted...
Neural-Network Excels in Breast Cancer Detection

Neural-Network Excels in Breast Cancer Detection

Deep learning neural networks now offer the best hope for detecting breast cancer. The latest CDC study reports about 247,200 new diagnoses of breast cancer in women and men and nearly 41,500 fatalities every year. Previously, we wrote about work by a research team...
Pentax Monitor Detects Polyps Using AI

Pentax Monitor Detects Polyps Using AI

Doctors diagnose 140,000 to 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer each year in the U.S., according to the CDC. In 2016, for example, there were 141,270 reported new cases of colon and rectum cancer and 52,286 deaths. The 5-year colorectal cancer survival rate for...