Improving Quality of Life by Transforming Images to Health Care Decisions

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 230C (San Jose Convention Center)
Images have become prevalent in our lives as a means of observing our surroundings at multiple scales. While the progress in developing and applying imaging sensors has been tremendous, there is still a lack of knowledge about how to transform images into decisions. This lack is especially true in applications such as medicine, where proper image interpretation could lead to better care. This session will focus on a broad range of applications where a human subject and well-being are of main concern. These applications span assisted living environments equipped with video cameras to monitor the elderly; medical imaging instruments acquiring measurements of the human body to understand anomalies (magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, and ultrasound); and biomanufacturing and tissue engineering using high-throughput microscopes to guarantee quality and safety of cell therapies. Speakers will demonstrate how automated transformation of images to decisions results in better quality of life.
Ram D. Sriram, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ramesh Jain, University of California, Irvine and Donald Henson, Uniformed Services University
Peter Bajcsy, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Toward Stem Cell Therapies via Live Imaging and Analyses of Terabyte-Sized Images
Ronald M. Summers, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Towards Fully Automated Abdominal CT Image Interpretation
Tomasz Bednarz, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
Cloud-based Image Interpretation: An Emerging Technology for Biomedical Imaging
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