‘Grand Challenge’ at SPIE Medical Imaging
Search for better imaging systems to diagnose lung nodules.
Attendees at the Computer-Aided Diagnosis conference at SPIE Medical Imaging – as well as scientists throughout the world – will help create and disseminate advanced quantitative image-analysis systems for diagnosing malignant lung nodules with computed tomography (CT) and improved computer-aided diagnosis. This “SPIE-AAPM-NCI Lung Nodule Classification Challenge,” is expected to yield advances in computer-aided diagnosis and, ultimately, in precision medicine.
Training-set cases were released in November 2014. Test datasets will be released 9 January 2015, and test-set classification results will be due 6 February 2015.
Results will be presented and discussed at SPIE Medical Imaging.
Other technical events at SPIE Medical Imaging, 21-26 February in Orlando, FL (USA), include the following workshops:
- Uncertainties in the Medical Imaging Chain
- Novel Robots for Less Invasive Surgery
- Imaging Genetics
- Radiology for the Non-Radiologist
- Live demonstrations by systems and algorithm developers for computer-aided diagnostics
- Power of pathology: predicting disease aggressiveness from tissue slides
In addition, a panel of experts will explore “CAD Grand Challenge-Present and Future.”
This year’s plenary speaker, Douglas L. Packer of the Mayo Clinic (USA) will discuss his translational work on the mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and/or cardiac arrhythmias. Packer’s clinical work investigates the development of new energy sources for the medication of cardiac tissue.
Eliot Siegel of the University of Maryland Medical Center (USA) will give a keynote presentation on “Big Data,” currently one of the hottest topics in medicine from a research and clinical perspective. Big Data is described as encompassing four Vs — volume, velocity, variety, and veracity.
In his keynote presentation, SPIE Member Mark Anastasio of Washington University in St. Louis (USA), will review the advancements in practical image-reconstruction approaches for photoacoustic computed tomography (PACT) as well as applications of PACT to transcranial brain imaging and breast-cancer detection.
Other keynote speakers include:
- Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, IBM Almaden Research Center (USA)
- David Mankoff, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
- Jason R. Swedlow, University of Dundee (UK)
- Mike Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt University (USA)
- Dianne Georgian-Smith, Harvard Medical School (USA)
- Daniel Sodickson, New York University School of Medicine (USA)
- Ulysses G. J. Balis, University of Michigan Health System (USA)
More information: spie.org/MI.
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