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What Machine Learning in Radiology Has in Common
With Baseball's Electronic Strike Zone
By Alex Merkulov, MD

A 61-year-old woman with suspected primary hyperparathyroidism was referred by her surgeon for preoperative imaging. Her recent total calcium was slightly elevated to 10.8 mg/dL (normal range is 8.9 mg/dL to 10.1 mg/dL). Her free (ionized) calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels were also elevated. The patient had a remote history of leukemia and was in remission since the 1990s. She underwent thyroid ultrasound imaging and 99mTc-sestamibi scintigraphy as part of her preoperative evaluation of primary hyperparathyroidism. Continue reading »
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