• 25-JAN-2010

Mayo Clinic and IBM Advance Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms

Preventing deadly ruptures of the blood vessels in the brain is the aim of a new Mayo Clinic project to help radiologists detect aneurysms with far greater speed and accuracy. The new method uses analytics technology developed by the Mayo and IBM ( IBM) collaboration, Medical Imaging Informatics Innovation Center and 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. One out of 50 people in the United States has an unruptured brain aneurysm and about 40 percent of all people who have a ruptured brain aneurysm will die as a result. Available multimedia includes IBM Smarter Healthcare footage and an image of brain aneurysm detection.