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Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Science |

WTF? The brain scanner out differently according to use Linux or Mac OS X

WTF? The brain scanner out differently according to use Linux or Mac OS X

freesurfer on mac OS X.

An alarming news is revealed that a group of researchers in Germany, who found differences in the results of scans up to 15% depending on the software platform that is used for display, ie, comparing the results seen in a computer with and other Mac OS X

It happens that many doctors use a software called FreeSurfer to review these results, which runs on either platforms listed above. But it was estimated that on average between 2% and 5% variation in sizes of images to the brain in general, while in some areas, this difference reached an alarming 15%.

This is crucial to determine, for example, the size of malignant tumors or other brain injury, also remains unclear is where you see the results closer to reality: if Linux or Mac

For now, we know that the origin of the problem is not taking the exam itself, but in FreeSurfer, ie the program using the doctor to see the results on a computer, so you can avoid use at the moment – and is widely used – while seeking the origin of the fault, is not known if in FreeSurfer or operating system components.

Link: The Difference Between A Mac And PC Could Kill You In Medical Imaging (Cult of Mac)

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