September/October 2018

Feature September/October 2018
Neuromodulation Poses Next Step in Treating Heart Disease
Jeffrey Ardell, Founding Director of the UCLA Neurocardiology Research Program of Excellence, is a fellow of the American Heart Association and has been one of the principal investigators in the field of neurocardiology for the last three decades. Ardell will... Read more
Cover Story September/October 2018
The Space Between
Around 2008, endoscopists David Carr-Locke and Petros Benias began to notice an unfamiliar pattern in the bile duct during endomicroscopy, which didn’t look like anything they knew from pathology. Their confusion as to what it was persisted, so they brought... Read more
Feature September/October 2018
Health Care in the Age of Interoperability
This is the first in a series of articles on the dramatic transformation taking place in health informatics, in large part because of the new Health Level 7 (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard. HL7 is based in Ann... Read more
Feature September/October 2018
Imaging Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have influenced medicine in myriad ways, and medical imaging is at the forefront of technological transformation. Recent advances in AI/ML fields have made an impact on imaging and image analysis across the board,... Read more
Feature September/October 2018
The Future of Fat
At first, Ahmed El-Sohemy was puzzled by his data—they were the complete opposite of what they should have been. It was supposed to be a straightforward study of cholesterol metabolism in rats and merely replicate the protocol from another, previously... Read more
Retrospectroscope September/October 2018
Fireworks, Autism, and Animals
In a previous article in IEEE Pulse, autism was reviewed, and we discovered, not without surprise, that the condition as now recognized is barely more than 100 years old [1]. In the same article, a graphical user interface designed specifically... Read more
Society News September/October 2018
Using 3-D Printers and Microvolunteering to Improve Healthcare Access
With fewer than 800,000 doctors to meet the needs of a population of 1.3 billion people, India is confronting an immense healthcare challenge. Simply put, how can more people get access to quality, affordable medical care in whatever state or... Read more
Entrepreneurs Corner July/August 2018, September/October 2018
Patient Technology for Tracking Movement Disorders
Above: Examples of 3-D-printed prototypes of the PDMonitor wearable devices. (Image courtesy of PD Neurotechnology Ltd.) PD Neurotechnology specializes in an innovative medical device, the PDMonitor, designed to assist patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The company was founded by four diverse... Read more