PLOS Medicine: Special issue on machine learning in health and biomedicine

6 December, 2018

PLOS Medicine has published a special issue on machine learning in health and biomedicine. Below are titles. The full issue is available here: https://collections.plos.org/mlforhealth

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Editorial: Advancing the beneficial use of machine learning in health care and medicine: Toward a community understanding

Linda Nevin, on behalf of the PLOS Medicine Editors

Deep learning and artificial intelligence in radiology: Current applications and future directions

Koichiro Yasaka, Osamu Abe

Koichiro Yasaka and Osamu Abe discuss recent developments at the forefront of deployment of deep learning within radiology, including six research studies in the current PLOS Collection on Machine Learning in Health and Biomedicine. Part of the Special Issue on Machine Learning in Health and Biomedicine.

Deep learning for lung cancer prognostication: A retrospective multi-cohort radiomics study

Ahmed Hosny, Chintan Parmar, Thibaud P. Coroller, Patrick Grossmann, Roman Zeleznik, Avnish Kumar, Johan Bussink, Robert J. Gillies, Raymond H. Mak, Hugo J. W. L. Aerts

Hugo Aerts and colleagues evaluate the ability of deep learning networks to extract relevant features from computed tomography lung cancer images and stratify patients into low and high mortality risk groups. Part of the Special Issue on Machine Learning in Health and Biomedicine.

Characterising risk of in-hospital mortality following cardiac arrest using machine learning: A retrospective international registry study

Shane Nanayakkara, Sam Fogarty, Michael Tremeer, Kelvin Ross, Brent Richards, Christoph Bergmeir, Sheng Xu, Dion Stub, Karen Smith, Mark Tacey, Danny Liew, David Pilcher, David M. Kaye

In their study, Shane Nanayakkara and colleagues find that machine learning-based models enhance predictive discrimination for mortality following cardiac arrest compared to existing approaches. Part of the Special Issue on Machine Learning in Health and Biomedicine.

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