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Computer Science in Medicine

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Paulina Reyes

on 27 July 2014

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Transcript of Computer Science in Medicine

Computer Science is a crucial part of
medicine. Without it, there would be
no progress in the discovery and
treatment of diseases and cancer.
Technology in finding gene mutation
Compares genes to a constant

Computational Pathologist
“We are looking at a future where computers and humans collaborate to improve results of patients across the world.” – Dr. Van de Rijn

Generates 20,000 sound waves per second

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Does not use x-rays or harmful dyes

Brain Tumors
Common Brain Diseases and Injuries
Computed Tomography
Scan 3 dimensional pictures

Nuclear Technology
Radioactive isotopes

Computer Science and Diseases
Specific Example of CS in Medicine
Computer Science and Cancer
Paulina Reyes, Isaiah Williams, and Natalia A. Asenjo-Molina
Computer Science in Medicine

Computer science and technology is a necessary tool that will continue to drastically improve medicine to fight cancer and disease.

Electronics Template

3D Printing
"Instead of printing a test tube out of plastic to do chemistry in, let's print our test tube out of tissue.“ – Hod Lipson
A long lasting effect that migraines can have on the brain. Patients suffering from common migraines show increased risk of white matter brain lesions.

Computer generated image of a brain with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.

Just last year, President Obama granted 100 million dollars to the BRAIN Initiative.
Other Matters:
Affordability Statistics:
MRI: One test varies in cost from $400 to $3,000. It mainly depends on the facility; private, independent facilities usually cost less.
33,510 computer scientists working in the United States earned an average $103,160 per year, or $49.59 per hour, as of May 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Makerbot's smallest printer—which will begin shipping this spring— is available for $1,375
3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs
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