Pediatrics

Q and A: Pediatric pectus excavatum

We've noticed an indent in our son's chest since he was about 6 years old. Our pediatrician diagnosed this as pectus excavatum but said that it was nothing to worry about. Six years later, he's starting to complain that his ...

Cardiology

AI predicts heart disease risk using single X-ray

Researchers have developed a deep learning model that uses a single chest X-ray to predict the 10-year risk of death from a heart attack or stroke stemming from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Results of the study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AI-based system shows promise in tuberculosis detection

An artificial intelligence (AI) system detects tuberculosis (TB) in chest X-rays at a level comparable to radiologists, according to a study published in Radiology. Researchers said the AI system may be able to aid screening ...

Surgery

Surgical options to repair pectus excavatum

Pectus excavatum is a condition where a person's breastbone is sunken into the chest. While the sunken breastbone is often noticeable shortly after birth, the severity of pectus excavatum typically worsens during the adolescent ...

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