GRONINGEN (Netherlands) - The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is investigating the possibilities of the PlayStation 3 to promote reading and reviewing X-rays.
this is very suprising I hope it gets more apporvals.
lol This beast of a machine can do everything can't it
PS3 can only read X-rays at half the resolution of the 360 version. Because of that, Sony ends up giving 85 billion gamers the finger. PS3 doomed? O_O Ahah, just joking. Anyways, certain hospitals have been using PS3s to analyze CAT scans, etc. It seems that they're even using PS3s to read X-rays now. ^_^
Lol it can -play games -play blu-ray dvds -run the internet -cure cancer -read x-rays Soon it'll be reading minds lol
don't forget that it's helping to study black holes!
dude if ur watching porn in hd.. well thats good for you and all ... but come on ... TMI, TMI, too much info
PS3=saving the world one spu at a time peace and game on
PS3 is god machine!!!!!
woah... talk about multi tasking ... nice
Cool! I'm glad the system gets used for so many things, including gaming.
This is done by conventional PC, we use it in the hospital all the time. I highly doubt any computer anytime soon will be able to "read X ray" for doctors. X Ray film has too many variables to consider along with the patient's medical history sometimes will change the diagnosis as well. For example, sometimes a "smudge" on a CXR could be nothing; it could be just a vessel coming at you at a right angle so it looks like a nodule, but sometimes it can really be a nodule. So if the History is "Rule out TB", then I would be concern, but if the Hx is benign then we maybe able to just follow it for 6 months. Or get a lateral view or even consider a CT scan to get a better view. Plus not all XR are perfect, sometimes they are over exposures, under exposures to take into account, with over exposure films, the whole film may look "hazy" like pneumonia, but in reality it's just over exposed and the film is actually normal. I just don't see computers replacing the physicians judgment on things like this. X Ray is very subjective reading alot of time, it is NOT an exact science. On the other hand CT scans are much better, if anything, i would think computerized reading of CT scans would come before CXR. The reason XR is so hard is bc u r looking at one shot or one image but it's superimposed on many many structures (the whole chest), overlaying on top of each other like a stereoscopic view. To discern what is abnormal and what is normal, you have to have alot of film reading experience, good medical background to catch odd disease, and a good referring doctor that writes more than "Chest X Ray, please review".... it should be more like "53 year old male with HIV + and shortness of breath, please rule out pneumocystic pneuomonia or TB". Another problem is that if this goes through with 100% accuracy, all the diagnostic radiologist will be out of job...
Yes, they do mean actually reading the X-ray which could take several hours to several minutes in the near future. Literally taken: "Reading ánd reviewing". Which is even more clear if you read that article in it's original language.
I am not sure what is going to happen to medicine. Who is going to be responsible for the patient when PS3 saids, "Normal Chest X Ray" when you patient has Cancer, and comes back to sue you? You go review the XR yourself and that questionable smudge the computer read as normal? My point? Computer will never replace physician's or the radiologist's reading the X ray; someone needs to place a clinical judgment on the film. Basically someone needs to sign off on the dictation of the film so someone can get sue....if something goes wrong Same problem with EKGs we have to read and sign it, can't just use the computer's reading. Sinus rythmn is not always sinus...
Perhaps you should take the time to read the article as opposed to guessing and making assumptions.
nah, not worth clicking into google translate. I just know it's not going to happen anytime soon. If you ask two radiologist to read the same film there is going to be disagreement, how are you going to program a computer to read it. Most of you don't know how to interpret XRay should not take this article too seriously. Its more complicated than looking at a picture there are many things to consider, far more than what computers are capable, because there are too many gray areas (no pun intended). CT scan interpretation is probably going to come sooner, more clear.
I hope this gets ported to 360.
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If it scanned a POS3 droids brain, it would find a PS3 dildo inside...
And if it scanned Mart's head it would find the hole where Microsoft employees insert their manhood and make deposits.
is this multiplatform?
There are quite a few applications like this in progress, mainly to use the PS3 as a coprocessor for a PC, both running Linux, connected by gigabit Ethernet. The SPU are monsters at video and audio processing. There are several tutorials to get up and running with different applications like this one: http://www.ibm.com/develope... PS3 fab-to-lab, Part 1: Build Linux lab equipment from a Sony PLAYSTATION 3 Introducing how to generate and analyze signals on your Cell/B.E.-based spectrum analyzer There are others about how to set up the PS3 as a DVR, faster than real-time H.264 encoder, several other applications. The Cell is finding a growing place in the scientific and video processing arena, so much that there are now a few Cell accelerator cards coming out for PC's. The real upside is all the coding being done by scientists and engineers is being added to the PS3 library.
but can it play games?
yup with far more detail and higher definition than the xb360 is capable of.
Don't worry Jack, the 360 can still be used as a back-up heater and alarm clock.
Can the 360 fry eggs? Yes it can.
I Bet It'll be the PS3 that first detects Intelligent life on other planets to, and give the PS3 Wings and I Bet it can go there to!. Next president of USA, I Vote for the PS3!. :)
dustgavin - 9 hours ago PM Track Ignore 2.4 - And if it scanned Mart's head it would find the hole where Microsoft employees insert their manhood and make deposits. lolol!
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