Title Bone Density Test Can Gauge Heart Attack Risk Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Harvard Medical School e-newsletter Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 25/07/23 Description "A routine osteoporosis screening bone density test can also detect increased risk for a heart attack because of the presence of calcium in the aorta. But reading these images requires expertise and can be time-consuming.
Now, research from a multi-institution collaboration, including Harvard Medical School and Hebrew SeniorLife, reports that this calcification test score can be calculated quickly by using machine learning, without the need for a person to grade the scans.
This finding is published in the journal eBiomedicine."
“During DXA scans obtained for bone-mineral density testing, vascular calcification of the aorta can be seen and quantified. This study developed a machine-learning algorithm to automatically determine the severity of the calcification that corresponds closely with the manual reading that is far more time-consuming to perform,” said co-first author Naeha Sharif
URL https://hms.harvard.edu/news/bone-density-test-can-gauge-heart-attack-risk?utm_source=AcousticMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HMNews_073123%20(1)&utm_content=HMNews_0731_2023 Persons Naeha Sharif